National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 12-Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2011|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012|
The incidence of low birth weight among live-born babies, of mothers by Indigenous status.
|Rationale:||Low 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:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2011) Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012|
|Outcome area:||Indigenous children are born and remain healthy Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
Rate ratios and rate differences are calculated for Indigenous:non-Indigenous.
Presentation: Per 100 infants (percentage).
‘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:||100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).|
|Numerator:||Number of low birth weight singleton infants.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of live-born singleton infants|
|Denominator data elements:|
National and state/territory by Indigenous status.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
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.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health Conditions|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement.|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.|
|Further data development / collection required:|
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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