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Birth—birth weight, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBirth weight
METeOR identifier:Help on this term459938
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe first weight of the live-born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, or the weight of the neonate or infant on the date admitted if this is different from the date of birth, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Birth—birth weight

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams)
2Normal birth weight (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
3High birth weight (4,500 grams and over)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Unknown birth weight

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For live births, birthweight should preferably be measured within the first hour of life before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred.

In perinatal collections the birthweight is to be provided for liveborn and stillborn babies.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2012-14 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Archived 21/11/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15 Health, Standard 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Endorsed 21/11/2013

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Indigenous primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2013 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Archived 21/11/2013
Indigenous primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2014 Health, Standard 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Endorsed 21/11/2013
Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2013 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Archived 21/11/2013
Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2014 Health, Standard 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Endorsed 21/11/2013
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