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Female—hypertensive disorder during pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHypertension during pregnancy
METeOR identifier:Help on this term516807
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether a female has a hypertensive disorder during pregnancy, based on a current or previous diagnosis, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Female—hypertensive disorder during pregnancy indicator

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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
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9Not stated/inadequately described

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CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

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CODE 1   Yes

To be reported if the woman has a hypertensive disorder during this pregnancy, including where a woman’s hypertensive disorder is controlled through treatment during this pregnancy.

CODE 2   No

To be reported if the woman does not have a hypertensive disorder during this pregnancy.

CODE 9   Not stated/inadequately described

To be recorded by data entry personnel (state/territory health authority) if the data field is left blank or is inadequately completed in the perinatal data collection form or extract. Clinicians should not record code 9.

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Based on SOMANZ Guidelines 2008, normal pregnancy is characterised by a fall in blood pressure, detectable in the first trimester and usually reaching a nadir in the second trimester. Blood pressure rises towards pre-conception levels towards the end of the third trimester.

Hypertension in pregnancy is defined as:

1. Systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mmHg and/or

2. Diastolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 90 mmHg.

Measurements should be confirmed by repeated readings over several hours.

The diagnosis is preferably derived from and substantiated by clinical documentation which should be reviewed at the time of delivery. However this information may not be available in which case the patient may self-report to the clinician that they have been diagnosed with a hypertensive disorder.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee
Reference documents:Help on this term

Lowe SA, Brown MA, Dekker G, Gatt S, McLintock C, McMahon L et al. 2008. Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy. Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand

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Has been superseded by Female—hypertensive disorder during pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

See also Female—type of hypertensive disorder during pregnancy, code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Perinatal DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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