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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09a-Child under 5 mortality rate (and excess deaths) (AIHW Data), 2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 09a-Child under 5 mortality rate (and excess deaths) (AIHW Data), 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term425755
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 01/07/2012
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 (2011) Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012
Outcome area:Help on this termIndigenous children have the same health outcomes as other Australian children Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age to:Help on this termInfants up to 28 days of birth (perinatal mortality).
Computation description:Help on this term

Rate ratios and rate differences are calculated for Indigenous: non-Indigenous.

Presentation:

(1a):

Per 1,000 births (perinatal).

(1b):

Excess deaths: number.

Definitions:

'Perinatal mortality' is defined by the AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection to all fetal and neonatal deaths of at least 400 grams or at least 20 weeks gestation (neither take precedence over the other).

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Perinatal mortality rates: 1,000 x (Numerator÷ Denominator).

Excess deaths: Observed number of Indigenous deaths among babies before, during or within one month of birth (perinatals) less expected number of deaths among Indigenous babies of the same age 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 2008-2010
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 2008-2010
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 2008-2010
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Disaggregation: National and selected state/territories by Indigenous status.

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 2008-2010
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 2008-2010
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available is 2008 for AIHW perinatal data;

Perinatal data:
Aggregated data (2004-2008) will be reported for the current reporting period.

Single year data (2007, 2008) will be reported for time series analyses (national level only for perinatals).

Currently available data on Perinatal deaths from the National Perinatal Data Collection is based solely on the Indigenous status of the mother.

Baseline year for this indicator is 2008; target year is 2018.

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

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement.
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Long-term.

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 09-Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five within a decade, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

Supersedes 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: PI 09b-Child under 5 mortality rate (and excess deaths) (ABS Data), 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012

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