Birth status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:270624
Registration status:Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/06/2020
Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:

A code set representing status of the baby at birth.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Live birth
2Stillbirth (fetal death)
Supplementary values:
9Not stated

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Live birth is the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached; each product of such a birth is considered liveborn (WHO, 1992 definition).

Stillbirth is a fetal death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of 20 or more completed weeks of gestation or of 400 g or more birthweight; the death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles. (This is the same as the WHO definition of fetal death, except that there are no limits of gestational age or birthweight for the WHO definition.)

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:

WHO (World Health Organization) 1992. International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Vol 1. Geneva: WHO.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Birth status code N Health, Superseded 03/12/2020, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/06/2020, Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Birth—birth status, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 03/07/2020
Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018