Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Actual place of birth|
The actual place where the birth occurred, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Birth event—actual setting of birth|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The birth setting should be recorded for each baby that the mother delivers from the pregnancy.
CODE 4 Home
Reserved for births that occur at the home intended (planned home births).
CODE 8 Other
Record for births that occur at a home other than that intended; home births without a midwife or other medical professional in attendance (free births); a community health centre or for babies born before arrival.
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Birth event—setting of birth (actual), code N
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|