National Healthcare Agreement: P19-Infant/young child mortality rate, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Infant/young child mortality rate, 2010
METeOR identifier:394462
Registration status:Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Description:For the purposes of this indicator, infants are defined as children (child) less then 1 year of age and young children are defined as children less then 5 years of age.
Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Primary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:National Healthcare Agreement: P19-Infant/young child mortality rate, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:This indicator uses a number of different population group age lower bounds:
  • For infants: Less than 1 year of age
  • For children aged 1-4 years: 1 year of age
  • For children aged 0-4 years: Less than 1 year of age
  • Population group age to:This indicator uses a number of different population group age upper bounds:
  • For infants: Less than 1 year of age
  • For children aged 1-4 years: Less than 5 years of age
  • For children aged 0-4 years: Less than 5 years of age
  • Computation:Infants: 1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

    Children: 100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

    Total 0–4 year olds: 100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

    Calculated separately for each of the three age groups, and for All Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

    Infant mortality rate is presented per 1,000 live births.

    Child mortality rates are presented per 100,000 population.
    Numerator:
  • Number of deaths among infants;
  • Number of deaths among children aged 1–4 years; and
  • Number of deaths among children aged 0–4 years
  • Numerator data elements:
    Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
    Data Source
    ABS Death Registrations Collection
    Guide for use
    Data source type: Administrative by-product data
    Denominator:
  • Number of live births;
  • Population aged 1–4 years; and
  • Population aged 0–4 years
  • Denominator data elements:
    Data Element / Data SetBirth—birth status, code N
    Data Source
    ABS birth registration data
    Guide for use
    Data source type: Administrative by-product data
    Used as the main component of the denominator for the infant mortality rate. Include live births only, i.e. value = 1.
    Data Element / Data SetData Element
    Person—estimated resident population of Australia
    Data Source
    ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
    Guide for use
    Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
    Used for the denominator for the mortality rate for children aged 1-4 years, and as a component of the denominator for the mortality rate for children aged 0-4 years.
    Data Element / Data SetData Element
    Person—estimated resident population of Australia
    Data Source
    ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
    Guide for use
    Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
    Used for the denominator for the mortality rate for Indigenous children aged 1-4 years, and as a component of the denominator for the mortality rate for Indigenous children aged 0-4 years.
    Disaggregation data elements:
    Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
    Data Source
    ABS Death Registrations Collection
    Guide for use
    Data source type: Administrative by-product data
    Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
    Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
    Data Source
    ABS Death Registrations Collection
    Guide for use
    Data source type: Administrative by-product data
    Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
    Data Source
    ABS Death Registrations Collection
    Guide for use
    Data source type: Administrative by-product data
    Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
    Data Source
    ABS Death Registrations Collection
    Guide for use
    Data source type: Administrative by-product data
    Comments:Specified disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by age/sex, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
    Available disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by age and Indigenous status.

    Representational attributes

    Representation class:Rate
    Data type:Real
    Unit of measure:Life event (e.g. birth, death)
    Format:N[NN].N

    Indicator conceptual framework

    Framework and dimensions:Deaths

    Effectiveness

    Data source attributes

    Data sources:
    Data SourceABS Death Registrations Collection
    Frequency
    Annual
    Data custodian

    Australian Bureau of Statistics



    Data SourceABS birth registration data
    Frequency
    Annual
    Data custodian

    Australian Bureau of Statistics



    Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
    Frequency
    Quarterly
    Quality statement
    ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
    Data custodian
    Australian Bureau of Statistics

    Data SourceABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
    Frequency
    Periodic
    Quality statement
    ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections, QS
    Data custodian
    Australian Bureau of Statistics

    Accountability attributes

    Reporting requirements:National Healthcare Agreement
    Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Bureau of Statistics (with input from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the data quality statement).
    Benchmark:National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes: Halve the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under 5 within a decade.
    Further data development / collection required:Specification: Long-term
    Indigenous identification needs improvement in mortality and births data and the underlying Indigenous population estimates also need improvement.
    Other issues caveats:Disaggregation by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence within individual states/territories is subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

    Disaggregation by Indigenous status is to be reported using a 3 or 5 year rolling average.

    Further details (including data for 2002–06) are available from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (Indicator 1.19).

    <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/ihw/aatsihpf08r-da/atsihpf08r-c01-19.pdf

    Relational attributes

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    See also National Healthcare Agreement: P59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

    Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

    See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P09a-Child under 5 mortality rate (and excess deaths) (AIHW Data), 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011

    See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P09b-Child under 5 mortality rate (and excess deaths) (ABS Data), 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011

    See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P10-Mortality rates (and excess deaths) for children under 5 by leading causes, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011