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Female—caesarean section indicator (last previous birth) code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCaesarean section indicator, last previous birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term301993
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/03/2014
Definition:Help on this termWhether a caesarean section was performed for the woman's last previous birth, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Female—caesarean section indicator

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThis item should be completed if there has been a previous birth. In the case of no previous births, the item should be left blank.
Comments:Help on this term

Previous caesarean sections are associated with a higher risk of obstetric complications, and when used with other indicators provides important information on the quality of obstetric care.

This item can be used to determine vaginal births occurring after a caesarean section delivery (VBAC).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
Used as denominator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
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