Perinatal NMDS 2023–24
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The scope of the Perinatal national minimum data set (NMDS) is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live births and stillbirths, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight.
These data have two dimensions, which are the baby and the mother. All data relevant to the birth are conveyed in relation to one of these.
Collection and usage attributes
As there are two dimensions to the data, there are two statistical units:
In the case of multiple births, data are collected once for each mother and once for each baby.
National reporting arrangements:
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
Periods for which data are collected:
Financial year ending 30 June each year.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2023|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2024|
The terms 'product of birth' and 'baby,' and 'female' and 'mother' are used interchangeably throughout the NMDS.
Glossary terms that are relevant to this NMDS include:
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Health, Standard 09/12/2022
Implementation start date: 01/07/2023
Implementation end date: 30/06/2024