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Birth—birth weight, total grams NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termInfant weight, neonate, stillborn
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269938
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/08/2017
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016
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The first weight, in grams, of the live-born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, or the weight of the neonate or infant on the date admitted if this is different from the date of birth.

Data Element Concept:Birth—birth weight

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
Unit of measure:Help on this termGram (g)

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For live births, birthweight should preferably be measured within the first hour of life before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred. While statistical tabulations include 500 g groupings for birthweight, weights should not be recorded in those groupings. The actual weight should be recorded to the degree of accuracy to which it is measured.

In perinatal collections the birthweight is to be provided for liveborn and stillborn babies.

Weight on the date the infant is admitted should be recorded if the weight is less than or equal to 9000g and age is less than 365 days.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Birth—birth weight, total grams NNNN Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Supersedes Infant weight, neonate, stillborn, version 3, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.2 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 06/09/2006

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Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Perinatal NMDS 2008-2010 Health, Superseded 02/12/2009

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Perinatal NMDS 2010-2011 Health, Superseded 21/12/2010

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Perinatal NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

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Perinatal NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Perinatal NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Perinatal NMDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Perinatal Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 30/01/2017

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 10-Small babies among births at or after 40 weeks gestation (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 10–Small babies among births at or after 40 weeks gestation, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 10–Small babies among births at or after 40 weeks gestation, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 10—Small babies among births at or after 40 weeks gestation (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Health Performance Authority Healthy Communities: Percentage of live singleton births that were of low birthweight, 2007–2011 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: P01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2015 Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of babies born of low birthweight, 2018 Indigenous, Archived 31/07/2018
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of babies born of low birthweight, 2019 Indigenous, Archived 23/08/2019
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of babies born of low birthweight, 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 07—Proportion of babies born of low birthweight, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 07—Proportion of babies born of low birthweight, 2017 Indigenous, Archived 06/06/2017
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013
Used as denominator
National Healthcare Agreement: P01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
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