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Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCaesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term422187
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/08/2017
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An indicator of whether a caesarean section was performed for the most recent previous pregnancy that resulted in a birth, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This item should be completed for all women who give birth.

CODE 7   Not applicable

This code should be applied if the woman has not had a previous pregnancy that resulted in a birth at or after 20 weeks gestation or of a baby weighing 400 grams or more.

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Previous caesarean sections are associated with a higher risk of complications, and when used with other Data elements provides important information on the risk of obstetric care.

This item can be used to determine vaginal births occurring after a caesarean section delivery (VBAC).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Supersedes Female—caesarean section indicator (last previous birth) code N Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Perinatal NMDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15—Women having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Used as denominator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15–Females having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 15—Women having their second birth vaginally whose first birth was by caesarean section (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
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