Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term425771
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 01/07/2012
Description:Help on this term

The 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 (2011) Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012
Outcome area:Help on this termIndigenous children are born and remain healthy Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

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

Presentation: Per 100 infants (percentage).

Definitions:

‘Birth’ includes births if the birthweight was at least 400 grams or the gestational age was 20 weeks or more.

Excludes unknown birthweight and unknown gestational age.

‘Low birth weight' is defined as less than 2500 grams.

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

National and state/territory by Indigenous status.

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 2008-2010
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 2008-2010
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

Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report is 2008.

Aggregated data (2006 to 2008) will be reported for the current reporting period.

Single year data (2007,2008) will be reported for time series.

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

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 birthweight infants born to Indigenous mothers each year. Single year data is to be reported for time series.

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

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

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement.
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.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013

My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term