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Perinatal NMDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term290828
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/09/2006
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
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The scope of this minimum data set is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live and stillborn, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birth weight.

Collection and usage attributes

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National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Perinatal Statistics Unit for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2006
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2007

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Information Group

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Has been superseded by Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
-Birth event—birth plurality, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—delivery method, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—labour onset type, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—setting of birth (actual), code NMandatory1
-Birth event—state/territory of birth, code NMandatory1
-Birth—birth order, code NMandatory1
-Birth—Apgar score (at 5 minutes), code NNMandatory1
-Birth—birth status, code NMandatory1
-Birth—birth weight, total grams NNNNMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Female (pregnant)—estimated gestational age, total weeks NNMandatory1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNNMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
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