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Female—parity, total pregnancies N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termParity
METeOR identifier:Help on this term501710
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
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The total number of previous pregnancies experienced by the woman that have resulted in a live birth or a stillbirth.

Context:Help on this term

Perinatal statistics.

Data Element Concept:Female—parity

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
99Not stated
Unit of measure:Help on this termPregnancy

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

To calculate parity, count all previous pregnancies that resulted in a live birth or a stillbirth of at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birthweight. Excluded from the count are:

  • the current pregnancy
  • pregnancies resulting in spontaneous or induced abortions before 20 weeks gestation
  • ectopic pregnancies.

A primipara (a woman giving birth for the first time) has a parity of 0.

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A pregnancy with multiple fetuses is counted as one pregnancy.

Comments:Help on this term

The number of previous pregnancies that resulted in a birth is an important component of the woman's reproductive history. Parity may be a risk factor for adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Female—parity, total N[N] Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Has been superseded by Female—parity, total pregnancies N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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

Perinatal NMDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Perinatal Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 30/01/2017

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
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 03–Episiotomy for females giving birth for the first time and giving birth vaginally, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 03–Episiotomy for females giving birth for the first time and giving birth vaginally, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 03—Episiotomy for women giving birth for the first time and giving birth vaginally (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
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 Core Maternity Indicators: PI 13–Third and fourth degree tears for vaginal births, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 13–Third and fourth degree tears for vaginal births, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 13—Third and fourth degree tears for (a) all vaginal first births and (b) all vaginal births (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
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 03–Episiotomy for females giving birth for the first time and giving birth vaginally, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 03–Episiotomy for females giving birth for the first time and giving birth vaginally, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 03—Episiotomy for women giving birth for the first time and giving birth vaginally (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05-Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
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 Core Maternity Indicators: PI 13–Third and fourth degree tears for vaginal births, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 13–Third and fourth degree tears for vaginal births, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 13—Third and fourth degree tears for (a) all vaginal first births and (b) all vaginal births (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
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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