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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P12-Proportion of babies born of 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 of low birth weight, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term396560
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
Description:Help on this termThe incidence of low birth weight among live-born babies, of mothers by Indigenous status.
Rationale:Help on this termLow birth weight is associated with increased risk of poor health and death during infancy and increased prevalence of a number of chronic diseases in adulthood. Low birth weight is a particular issue for Indigenous Australians.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement (2010) Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termIndigenous children are born and remain healthy Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement: P12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2010 QS Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Low birth weight is defined as less than 2500 grams.

Presentation: Number, percentage, rate ratio and rate difference
Computation:Help on this term100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of low birth weight singleton infants
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
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
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 live-born singleton infants
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
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
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2007) 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
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

Used for Indigenous status of infant which currently is based solely on the Indigenous status of the mother.
Comments:Help on this term

Disaggregation: National and state/territory by Indigenous status

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007

Data exclude births with unknown birth weight and births less than 20 weeks gestation and less than 400 grams, and multiple births.

Note: Currently available data on Indigenous status of infants is based solely on the Indigenous status of the mother.

Disaggegation by Indigenous status is to be reported using a three-year rolling average due to small numbers.

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[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth Conditions

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

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term

Work is underway to include the Indigenous status of the baby in the National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC).
Other issues caveats:Help on this term

The level of under-identification in perinatal data has not been formally assessed.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012

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