National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2014|
|Description:||The incidence of low birthweight among liveborn singleton babies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and other mothers.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2014)|
Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
Low birthweight is defined as less than 2,500 grams.
Excludes multiple births and stillbirths.
Analysis by state/territory, remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of the mother.
Data excludes Australian non-residents, residents of external territories and records where state/territory of residence was not stated.
Variability bands are to be calculated for single-year and aggregate years data by state and territory using the method below.
Presented as a:
100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Variability bands: to be calculated using the standard method for estimating 95% confidence intervals as follows:
Where n=number of live-born singleton infants.
CI = confidence interval
CR = crude rate (expressed as a percentage)
|Numerator:||Number of low birthweight liveborn singleton infants.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of liveborn singleton infants.|
|Denominator data elements:|
2011—State and territory, by:
2009–2011—State and territory, by:
Disaggregation by Indigenous status is recommended to be reported using three-year combined data for the current reporting period due to the small number of low birth weight infants born to Indigenous mothers each year. Single year data (2011) will be reported for time-series (state/territory by Indigenous status).
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2011 (calendar year data).
Indigenous: Aggregated data (2009 to 2011) will be reported for the current reporting period (state and territory).
Single year data (2011) will be reported for time-series (state and territory).
Information is included in the National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC) for all live births and still births of at least 400 grams birthweight or at least 20 weeks gestation. Indigenous status of infants is currently only available based on the Indigenous status of the mother.
For further detailed analysis by Indigenous status see the CRC National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report.
For 2011 data, the 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintile and decile data will be produced using the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) geographical unit of Statistical Local Area (SLA). In future years, these data will be produced using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) geographical unit of Statistical Area 2 (SA2).
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Community and socioeconomic|
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: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.|
Source and reference attributes
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Health Performance Authority Healthy Communities: Percentage of live singleton births that were of low birthweight, 2007–2011
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2013
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2014
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2015
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