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Birth event—birth plurality, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBirth plurality
Synonymous names:Help on this termMultiple birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term482409
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/08/2017
Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe number of babies resulting from a single pregnancy, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Birth event—birth plurality

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
1Singleton
2Twins
3Triplets
4Quadruplets
5Quintuplets
6Sextuplets
8Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termPlurality at birth is determined by the total number of live births and stillbirths that result from the pregnancy. Stillbirths, including those where the fetus was likely to have died before 20 weeks gestation, should be included in the count of plurality. To be included, they should be recognisable as a fetus and have been expelled or extracted with other products of conception when pregnancy ended at 20 or more weeks gestation.

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Has been superseded by Birth event—birth plurality, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Supersedes Birth event—birth plurality, code N Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2015-17 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Individual demographic identifiers cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Perinatal NMDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation: Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time, 2012-2014 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 07/06/2017
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.1.6–Proportion of babies born with low birthweight, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
Indigenous primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2015 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Indigenous, Archived 20/01/2017
Indigenous primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2015 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Indigenous, Archived 20/01/2017
Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05–Induction of labour for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05–Induction of labour for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05—Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06–Caesarean section for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06–Caesarean section for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06—Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07–Non-instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07–Non-instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07—Normal (non-instrumental) vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 08–Instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 08–Instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 08—Instrumental vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 29/11/2019
Used as denominator
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.1.6–Proportion of babies born with low birthweight, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2015 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Indigenous, Archived 20/01/2017
Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05–Induction of labour for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05–Induction of labour for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05—Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06–Caesarean section for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06–Caesarean section for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06—Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07–Non-instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07–Non-instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07—Normal (non-instrumental) vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 08–Instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 08–Instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 08—Instrumental vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 29/11/2019
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