National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07-Normal (non-instrumental) vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013)
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Common name:||Normal (non-instrumental) vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time.|
|Short name:||PI 07-Normal (non-instrumental) vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013)|
|Description:||The proportion of women who gave birth for the first time and who met the selection criteria*, who gave birth vaginally without instrumental assistance.|
|Rationale:||This indicator is used to benchmark practice.|
|Indicator set:||National Core Maternity Indicators (2013)|
Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||20 years|
|Population group age to:||34 years|
The proportion of women who gave birth for the first time and who met the selection criteria*, who gave birth vaginally without instrumental assistance.
* Selection criteria: Women included are those who gave birth for the first time and met all of the following criteria for selected women, defined as:
Excluded are those women who have given birth prior to the current birth or who did not meet the selection criteria.
|Computation:||100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of selected women who had a non-instrumental vaginal birth.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||All selected women.|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Data elements are from the Perinatal national minimum data set (NMDS) or have been provided as voluntary non-standardised items by the states and territories. Records with data that are missing, not stated or not interpretable have been included in the denominator.|
A birth is defined as the event in which a baby comes out of the uterus after a pregnancy of least 20 weeks gestational age or weighing 400 grams or more.
A non-instrumental vaginal birth is one in which the baby is born through the vagina without the assistance of instruments.
Patient elected accommodation status is available for all jurisdictions from 2006.
Source of definition: Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) indicator 1.1, Selected women giving birth for the first time who have a spontaneous vaginal birth. The ACHS defines a spontaneous vaginal birth as a vaginal birth, regardless of onset of labour, which is not assisted by forceps or vacuum and is not a vaginal breech delivery.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
Calendar years ending 31 December each year
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Has been superseded by National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07—Normal (non-instrumental) vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016)
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