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Female—number of previous pregnancies

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269454
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

The total number of previous pregnancies.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Female
Definition:Help on this termA human being of the sex which conceives and brings forth young.
Specialisation of:Help on this termPerson/group of persons

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralia Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termMacquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd.

Property attributes

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Property:Number of previous pregnancies
Definition:Help on this termA count of previous pregnancies.
Context:Help on this term

Perinatal statistics:

The number of previous pregnancies is an important component of the woman's reproductive history. Parity may be a risk factor for adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes.

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Guide for use:Help on this term

In multiple pregnancies with more than one type of outcome, the pregnancies should be recorded in the following order:

  • all live births
  • stillbirth
  • spontaneous abortion
  • induced abortion
  • ectopic pregnancy

A pregnancy resulting in multiple births should be counted as one pregnancy.

Where the outcome was one stillbirth and one live birth, count as stillbirth.

If a previous pregnancy was a hydatidiform mole, code as spontaneous or induced abortion (or rarely, ectopic pregnancy), depending on the outcome.

Source and reference attributes

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

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Female—number of previous pregnancies (ectopic), total N[N] Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Female—number of previous pregnancies (induced abortion), total NN Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Female—number of previous pregnancies (live birth), total NN Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Female—number of previous pregnancies (spontaneous abortion), total NN Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Female—number of previous pregnancies (stillbirth), total N[N] Health, Standard 01/03/2005

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