Female—number of previous pregnancies (live birth), total NN
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:
|Previous pregnancies—live birth
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
The total number of previous pregnancies of a female resulting in live birth.
|Data Element Concept:
|Female—number of previous pregnancies
|Total pregnancies N[N]
Value domain attributes
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Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:
A pregnancy resulting in multiple births should be counted as once pregnancy.
In multiple pregnancies with more than one type of outcome, the pregnancies should be recorded in the following order:
Where the outcome was one stillbirth and one live birth, count as stillbirth.
If a previous pregnancy was a hydatidiform mole, code as spontaneous or induced abortion (or rarely, ectopic pregnancy), depending on the outcome.
The number of previous pregnancies is an important component of the woman's reproductive history. Parity may be a risk factor for adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes.
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
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Is re-engineered from Previous pregnancies, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.1 KB)
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