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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Caesarean section indicator, last previous birth
METeOR identifier:301993
Registration status:Health, Superseded 07/03/2014
Definition:Whether a caesarean section was performed for the woman's last previous birth, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Female—caesarean section indicator
METeOR identifier:301989
Registration status:Health, Superseded 07/03/2014
Definition:Whether a caesarean section was performed on the woman.
Context:

Perinatal statistics:

 

Object class:Female
Property:Caesarean section indicator

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Yes/no code N
METeOR identifier:270732
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/05/2020
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014
Commonwealth Department of Health, Proposed 22/01/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
Definition:A code set representing 'yes' and 'no'.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Boolean
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:This 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:

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:National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

Implementation in Indicators:Used 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
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2020 Health, Standard 16/09/2020
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2021 Health, Standardisation pending 14/10/2021
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
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2020 Health, Standard 16/09/2020
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2021 Health, Standardisation pending 14/10/2021