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Birth event—labour onset type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termOnset of labour
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269942
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/03/2014
Definition:Help on this term

The manner in which labour started in a birth event, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Birth event—labour onset type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Spontaneous
2Induced
3No labour
Supplementary values:Help on this term
4Not stated

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Labour commences at the onset of regular uterine contractions, which act to produce progressive cervical dilatation, and is distinct from spurious labour or pre-labour rupture of membranes.

If prostaglandins were given to induce labour and there is no resulting labour until after 24 hours, then code the onset of labour as spontaneous.

CODE 3     No labour
Can only be associated with a caesarean section.

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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Birth event—labour onset type, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Supersedes Onset of labour, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.6 KB)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Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 06/09/2006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Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008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Perinatal NMDS 2008-2010 Health, Superseded 02/12/2009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Perinatal NMDS 2010-2011 Health, Superseded 21/12/2010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Perinatal NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012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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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05-Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
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