Birth—birth order, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Birth order
METeOR identifier:269992
Registration status:Health, Superseded 02/08/2017
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016
Definition:

The sequential order of each baby of a multiple birth, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Birth—birth order

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Singleton or first of a multiple birth
2Second of a multiple birth
3Third of a multiple birth
4Fourth of a multiple birth
5Fifth of a multiple birth
6Sixth of a multiple birth
8Other
Supplementary values:
9Not stated

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 2     Second of a multiple birth

Stillborns are counted such that, if twins were born, the first stillborn and the second live-born, the second twin would be recorded as code 2 Second of a multiple birth (and not code 1 Singleton or first of a multiple birth).

Collection methods:

This data should be collected routinely for persons aged 28 days or less.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Standards Australia

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Birth order, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.9 KB)

Has been superseded by Birth—birth order, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Health care client identification Health, Superseded 04/05/2005

Health care client identification DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

Health care client identification DSS Health, Retired 20/03/2013

Individual demographic identifiers cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 06/09/2006

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2008-2010 Health, Superseded 02/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2010-2011 Health, Superseded 21/12/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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 +