National Healthcare Agreement: P01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010|
|Description:||The incidence of low birthweight among liveborn singleton babies, as a proportion of liveborn singleton babies.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010)|
Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||Population is newborn babies.
Excludes babies from multiple births, stillborn babies and babies with unknown birthweight.
|Computation:||100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of low birthweight liveborn singleton babies born in the 2007 calendar year. Low birthweight is defined as less than 2,500 grams at birth.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of liveborn singleton babies born in the 2007 calendar year with a known birthweight.|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Specified disaggregation: State/territory of usual residence: By maternal Indigenous status; Nationally: By remoteness area and SEIFA of residence of the mother.
Available disaggregation: State/territory of usual residence: By maternal Indigenous status; Nationally: By remoteness area and SEIFA of residence of the mother.
Data for 2008 will be available in October 2010.
Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007 (calendar year data).This indicator is calculated using data from the AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC).
For data by socioeconomic status: calculated by AIHW using the ABS’ Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage and ERP by Statistical Local Area (SLA) as at 30 June 2007. Each SLA in Australia is ranked and divided into quintiles in a population-based manner, such that each quintile has approximately 20% of the 'women who gave birth' population.For data by remoteness area: NPDC data, by remoteness areas, as specified in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health conditions|
Data source attributes
Calendar years ending 31 December each year
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Long-term
Developmental work is planned to include a question on the Indigenous status of the baby on state/territory perinatal data collection forms.The quality of Indigenous identification needs improvement.
|Other issues caveats:||Currently the Indigenous status of babies is based solely on the Indigenous status of the mother.|
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P19-Infant/young child mortality rate, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P33-Women with at least one antenatal visit in the first trimester, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P61-Teenage birth rate, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2010
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