Birth—birth order

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:269428
Registration status:Health, Superseded 02/08/2017
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016
Definition:The sequential order of each baby of a multiple birth.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Birth
Definition:

The complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of at least 20 weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight, where the product can be live born or stillborn.

Context:

Perinatal

Specialisation of:Person/group of persons

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Birth order
Definition:The sequence number in the multiple birth.
Context:

National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) Perinatal:

Required to analyse pregnancy outcome according to birth order and identify the individual baby resulting from a multiple birth pregnancy. Multiple births have higher risks of perinatal mortality and morbidity. Multiple birth pregnancies are often associated with obstetric complications, labour and delivery complications, higher rates of neonatal morbidity, low birthweight, and a higher perinatal death rate.

Data Set Specification (DSS) - Health care client identification:

While this piece of information is normally recorded for multiple births against the mother's record, if the health care client volunteers the information, it should be recorded.

Property group:Birth event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:AS5017 Health Care Client Identification

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Birth—birth order Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Birth—birth order, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016