National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2010|
|Description:||The incidence of low birth weight among live-born babies, of mothers by Indigenous status.|
|Rationale:||Low birth weight is associated with increased risk of poor health and death during infancy and increased prevalence of a number of chronic diseases in adulthood. Low birth weight is a particular issue for Indigenous Australians.|
|Indicator set:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2010)|
Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
|Outcome area:||Indigenous children are born and remain healthy|
Indigenous, Standard 21/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2010 QS Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
Low birth weight is defined as less than 2500 grams.Presentation: Number, percentage, rate ratio and rate difference
|Computation:||100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of low birth weight singleton infants|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of live-born singleton infants|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Disaggregation: National and state/territory by Indigenous status
Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007
Data exclude births with unknown birth weight and births less than 20 weeks gestation and less than 400 grams, and multiple births.
Note: Currently available data on Indigenous status of infants is based solely on the Indigenous status of the mother.
Disaggegation by Indigenous status is to be reported using a three-year rolling average due to small numbers.
|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
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Long-termWork is underway to include the Indigenous status of the baby in the National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC).
|Other issues caveats:|
The level of under-identification in perinatal data has not been formally assessed.
Source and reference attributes
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011
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