Birth—birth weight, total grams NNNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Infant weight, neonate, stillborn|
The first weight, in grams, 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.
|Data Element Concept:||Birth—birth weight|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||4|
|Unit of measure:||Gram (g)|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
For live births, birthweight should preferably be measured within the first hour of life before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred. While statistical tabulations include 500 g groupings for birthweight, weights should not be recorded in those groupings. The actual weight should be recorded to the degree of accuracy to which it is measured.
In perinatal collections the birthweight is to be provided for liveborn and stillborn babies.
Weight on the date the infant is admitted should be recorded if the weight is less than or equal to 9000g and age is less than 365 days.
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||National Health Data Committee|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Infant weight, neonate, stillborn, version 3, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.2 KB) No registration status
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