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Birth event—delivery method, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMethod of birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270035
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/09/2006
Definition:Help on this term

The method of complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception in a birth event, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Birth event—delivery method

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 vaginal
2Forceps (assisted vaginal birth)
3Vaginal breech
4Caesarean section
5Vacuum extraction
8Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

In a vaginal breech with forceps to the after coming head, code as vaginal breech.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Birth event—birth method, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

Supersedes Method of birth, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.1 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 06/09/2006

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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