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The impairments for a person in body structure or function, limitations in activities or restrictions in participation that exist at the same time as the primary disability, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Disability group code N[N] ".
Data Type Number
Format N[N]
Maximum character length 2
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values Intellectual/learning
1 Intellectual (including Down syndrome)
2 Specific learning/Attention Deficit Disorder (other than intellectual)
3 Autism (including Asperger’s syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Delay)
12 Developmental delay
4 Physical
5 Acquired brain injury
6 Neurological (including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease)
7 Deafblind (dual sensory)
8 Vision (sensory)
9 Hearing (sensory)
10 Speech
11 Psychiatric
Supplementary Values 99 Not stated/Inadequately described


Guide for use:

Multiple options may be chosen for co-existing disability group(s) making sure they are different to the option chosen for the primary group. For example, a person with a primary disability group of acquired brain injury (code 5), who also requires support in aspects of their life due to a speech disability and a psychiatric disability, should be ticked for code 10 (speech) and code 11 (psychiatric). Code 5 should not be ticked in this example, since acquired brain injury would already have been reported under the data element Primary disability group.

This data element should ideally reflect the views of both the service user and the funded agency. If there is a difference, the funded agency's assessment should be recorded.


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