Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 30/10/2011|
|Description:||The incidence of low birthweight among liveborn babies, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and other mothers|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012|
Collection and usage attributes
Low birthweight is defined as less than 2,500 grams.
Excludes multiple births and stillbirths. Births that are at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birthweight are included.
Indigenous status of infants is based solely on the Indigenous status of the mother.
Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of the mother.
Presented as a percentage.
|Computation:||100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of low birthweight liveborn singleton infants.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of liveborn singleton infants.|
|Denominator data elements:|
2008—State and territory, by:
2006–2008—State and territory, by:
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Disaggregation by Indigenous status is recommended to be reported using three-year combined data for the current reporting period due to the small number of low birth weight infants born to Indigenous mothers each year. Single year data (2008) will be reported for time-series (state/territory by Indigenous status).
Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2008 (calendar year data).
Indigenous: Aggregated data (2006 to 2008) will be reported for the current reporting period (state and territory).
Single year data (2008) will be reported for time-series (state and territory).
For further detailed analysis by Indigenous status see the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Community and socioeconomic|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Long-term|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Women with at least one antenatal visit in the first trimester of pregnancy, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 61-Teenage birth rate, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012