Indigenous primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2014

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Output measure
Short name:PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2014
METeOR identifier:504692
Registration status:Health, Superseded 13/03/2015
Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015
Description:

Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were categorised as one of the following:

  • Low (less than 2,500 grams)
  • Normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
  • High (4,500 grams and over).
Rationale:

Low birth weight (newborn babies weighing less than 2,500 grams) is associated with an increased risk of ill health and is related to higher mortality within the first year of life. Low birth weight is a particular issue for Indigenous Australians. Recording birth weight encourages the provision of appropriate care to limit the negative associations of low birth weight.

Indicator set:Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators (2014) Health, Superseded 13/03/2015
Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

Count of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were categorised as one of the following:

  • Low (less than 2,500 grams)
  • Normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
  • High (4,500 grams and over).

Birth weight is defined as the first weight of a baby obtained after birth.

Presented as a number.

Calculated separately for each weight range.

Excludes multiple births and stillbirths. Births that are at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birthweight are included.

Excludes unknown birthweight and unknown gestational age.

'Previous 12 months' refers to the previous financial year or previous calendar year.

Computation:Numerator only.
Numerator:

Calculation A: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight was recorded at the primary health care service with a result categorised as low (less than 2,500 grams).

Calculation B: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight was recorded at the primary health care service with a result categorised as normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams).

Calculation C: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight was recorded at the primary health care service with a result categorised as high (4,500 grams and over).

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetBirth—birth status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Guide for use
Only live births are included.
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Guide for use
The baby is considered Indigenous if one or both parents identify as Indigenous.
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—birth plurality, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Guide for use
Only singleton births are included.
Data Element / Data SetBirth—birth weight, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15

Representational attributes

Representation class:Count
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Health Conditions

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceIndigenous primary health care data collection
Frequency
6 monthly
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Department of Health

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Indigenous primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2013 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013, Indigenous, Archived 21/11/2013

Has been superseded by 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

See also Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were low, normal or high, 2014 Health, Superseded 13/03/2015, Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015