Neonatal death

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:327250
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:The death of a live birth which occurs during the first 28 days of life. This may be subdivided into early neonatal deaths, occurring during the first seven days of life, and late neonatal deaths, occurring after the seventh day but before 28 completed days of life.

Collection and usage attributes


Age at death during the first day of life (day zero) should be recorded in units of completed minutes or hours of life. For the second (day one), third (day two) and through 27 completed days of life, age at death should be recorded in days (WHO 1992).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Perinatal Data Development Committee

International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, WHO, 1992

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Neonatal death, version 1, DEC, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (12.2 KB)