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Birth event—birth plurality

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269433
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/08/2017
Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018
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The number of babies resulting from a single pregnancy.

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Object class:Birth event
Definition:Help on this termThe sequence of actions by which a baby and the afterbirth (placenta) are expelled or extracted from the uterus at childbirth. The process usually starts spontaneously about 280 days after conception with onset of labour, but it may be started by artificial means.
Specialisation of:Help on this termLife event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termUniversity of Oxford 2002. Concise Colour Medical Dictionary 3rd ed. UK: Oxford University Press

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Property:Birth plurality
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of multiple birth, showing the total number of births resulting from a single pregnancy.
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National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) Perinatal:

Multiple pregnancy increases the risk of complications during pregnancy, labour and delivery and is associated with higher risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality.

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:Help on this termBirth event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Has been superseded by Birth event—birth plurality Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Birth event—birth plurality, code N Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Birth event—birth plurality, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017
Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018

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