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Female—parity, total N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termParity
METeOR identifier:Help on this term302013
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/03/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of previous pregnancies experienced by the woman that have resulted in a live birth or a stillbirth.
Data Element Concept:Female—parity

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
99Not stated
Unit of measure:Help on this termPregnancy

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This is to be recorded for each pregnancy.

This data element includes live births and stillbirths of 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight.

This data element excludes:

  • the current pregnancy;
  • pregnancies resulting in spontaneous or induced abortions before 20 weeks gestation; and
  • ectopic pregnancies.

A primigravida (a woman pregnant for the first time) has a parity of 0.

Collection methods:Help on this termA pregnancy with multiple fetuses is counted as one pregnancy.

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Has been superseded by Female—parity, total pregnancies N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 03/07/2020, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 03-Episiotomy for women giving birth for the first time and giving birth vaginally (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05-Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06-Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07-Normal (non-instrumental) vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 08-Instrumental vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
Used as denominator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 03-Episiotomy for women giving birth for the first time and giving birth vaginally (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06-Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07-Normal (non-instrumental) vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 08-Instrumental vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
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