Perinatal NMDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:273043
Registration status:Health, Superseded 07/12/2005
DSS type:National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

The scope of this minimum data set is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live and stillborn, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birth weight.

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:

National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:01/07/2005
Implementation end date:30/06/2006
Comments:Statistical units are entities from or about which statistics are collected or in respect of which statistics are compiled, tabulated or published.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Health Information Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 06/09/2006

Supersedes Perinatal, NMDS, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (117.1 KB)

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Birth event—birth plurality, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—delivery method, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—labour onset type, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—setting of birth (actual), code NMandatory1
-Birth event—state/territory of birth, code NMandatory1
-Birth—birth order, code NMandatory1
-Birth—birth status, code NMandatory1
-Birth—birth weight, total grams NNNNMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Female (pregnant)—estimated gestational age, total weeks NNMandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1