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The life area in which a person participates or undertakes activities, as represented by a code.


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This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Activity and participation type disability code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Self-care
2 Mobility
3 Communication
4 Interpersonal interactions and relationships
5 Learning and applying knowledge and general tasks and demands
6 Education
7 Community (civic) and economic life
8 Domestic life
9 Working


Guide for use:
This item uses components from the ICF Australian user guide on the Activity and Participation life areas (domains). The ICF Australian user guide is designed to be fully consistent with the ICF. The life areas domain list used here is not fully consistent as it combines ‘Learning and applying knowledge’ and ‘General tasks and demands’ and is therefore not directly mappable. In should be used in conjunction with a 'qualifier, which denotes a magnitude of the level of health (e.g. severity of the problem). The Activity and Participation life areas should be used with a generic qualifier which indicates the extent of difficulty such as 'Need for assistance with activities in a life area'.


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2003. ICF Australian User Guide. Version 1.0. Disability Series. AIHW Cat. No. DIS 33. Canberra: AIHW.

This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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