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National Healthcare Agreement: P01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termProportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term392491
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/06/2011
Description:Help on this termThe incidence of low birthweight among liveborn singleton babies, as a proportion of liveborn singleton babies.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: P01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this termPopulation is newborn babies.
Excludes babies from multiple births, stillborn babies and babies with unknown birthweight.
Computation:Help on this term100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of low birthweight liveborn singleton babies born in the 2007 calendar year. Low birthweight is defined as less than 2,500 grams at birth.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetBirth—birth weight, total grams NNNN
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
NMDS / DSS
Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
'Low birthweight' is defined as less than 2,500 grams
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—birth plurality, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
NMDS / DSS
Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetBirth—birth status, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
NMDS / DSS
Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termNumber of liveborn singleton babies born in the 2007 calendar year with a known birthweight.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetBirth—birth status, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
NMDS / DSS
Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—birth plurality, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
NMDS / DSS
Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetBirth—birth weight, total grams NNNN
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
NMDS / DSS
Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
'Known birthweight' is defined as valid non-missing birthweight
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
NMDS / DSS
Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Indigenous status of infants is based on the Indigenous status of the mother
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
NMDS / DSS
Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Comments:Help on this termSpecified disaggregation: State/territory of usual residence: By maternal Indigenous status; Nationally: By remoteness area and SEIFA of residence of the mother.

Available disaggregation: State/territory of usual residence: By maternal Indigenous status; Nationally: By remoteness area and SEIFA of residence of the mother.

Data for 2008 will be available in October 2010.

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007 (calendar year data).

This indicator is calculated using data from the AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC).

For data by socioeconomic status: calculated by AIHW using the ABS’ Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage and ERP by Statistical Local Area (SLA) as at 30 June 2007. Each SLA in Australia is ranked and divided into quintiles in a population-based manner, such that each quintile has approximately 20% of the 'women who gave birth' population.

For data by remoteness area: NPDC data, by remoteness areas, as specified in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[NN.NN]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth conditions

Bio-medical factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceAIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Frequency
Calendar years ending 31 December each year
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Long-term

Developmental work is planned to include a question on the Indigenous status of the baby on state/territory perinatal data collection forms.

The quality of Indigenous identification needs improvement.
Other issues caveats:Help on this termCurrently the Indigenous status of babies is based solely on the Indigenous status of the mother.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P19-Infant/young child mortality rate, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P33-Women with at least one antenatal visit in the first trimester, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P61-Teenage birth rate, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011

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