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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P09a-Child under 5 mortality rate (and excess deaths) (AIHW Data), 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termChild under 5 mortality rate (and excess deaths) (AIHW Data), 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term396923
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
Description:Help on this termThere are two measures for this indicator:

Measure (1a): Mortality rates for children aged less than five years, by Indigenous status

Measure (1b): Excess deaths for Indigenous children aged less than five years.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) data for this indicator is for perinatal mortality only.
Rationale:Help on this termHigh level of public interest. Key measure for the 'Closing the Gap' indicator of halving the gap in mortality rates for children under 5.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement (2010) Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termIndigenous children have the same health outcomes as other Australian children Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement: P09a-Child under 5 mortality rate (and excess deaths) (supplementary AIHW data), 2010 QS Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age to:Help on this termInfants up to 28 days of birth
Computation description:Help on this termPart A: Number, rate, rate ratio and rate difference

(‘Perinatal mortality’ is defined as death of an infant within 28 days of birth (neonatal death) or of a fetus (unborn child) that weighs at least 400 grams or, if birth weight is unavailable, at gestational age of 20 weeks or more).

Part B: Excess perinatal deaths: Observed number of Indigenous deaths among perinatals less expected number of perinatal deaths among Indigenous children if the age specific rate of the non-Indigenous population was applied to the Indigenous population.
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Part A: 1000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Part B: Excess deaths: Observed number of Indigenous deaths among perinatals less expected number of perinatal deaths among Indigenous children if the age specific rate of the non-Indigenous population was applied to the Indigenous population.
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of perinatal deaths (foetal and neo-natal)
Numerator 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 SetData Element
Number of foetal and neonatal deaths
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 termPerinatal: Number of all live births and stillbirths
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
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
Data Element / Data SetData Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
NMDS / DSS
Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:Help on this term

Disaggregation: National and selected state/territories by Indigenous status

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
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 termDeaths

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 termSpecification: Long-term

Relational attributes

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

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

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09a-Child under 5 mortality rate (and excess deaths) (AIHW Data), 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012

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