Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Property|
|Definition:||An indicator of multiple birth, showing the total number of births resulting from a single pregnancy.|
National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) Perinatal:
Multiple pregnancy increases the risk of complications during pregnancy, labour and delivery and is associated with higher risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality.
Data Set Specification (DSS) Health Care Client Identification:
While this piece of information is normally recorded for multiple births against the mother's record, if the health care client volunteers the information, it should be recorded.
|Property group:||Birth event|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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