National Healthcare Agreement: PB b-Better health: halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB b-Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2014|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
|Description:||Difference in the mortality rate between Indigenous children aged 0–4 years and non-Indigenous children aged 0–4 years.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||0 years|
|Population group age to:||4 years|
|Computation description:||Presented as number of deaths per 100,000 population|
100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Variability bands are to be calculated for rates using the following method for estimating 95% confidence intervals:
where d = number of deaths in the relevant age-group
CI = confidence interval
CR = crude rate
Rate ratios and rate differences are calculated for comparing Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
|Numerator:||Number of deaths among children aged 0–4 years|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Population aged 0–4 years|
|Denominator data elements:|
2012—Nationally, by Indigenous status.
Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. Disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable - NSW, Qld, WA, SA and NT.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2012.
A system error affected the reporting of WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander death registrations for 2007, 2008 and 2009 which affected the WA and national death rates reported for the 2011 and 2012 CRC reports. These data were revised for 2013 reporting.
Further details (including data for 2002–06) are available from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (Indicator 1.19).
For further detailed analysis by Indigenous status see the CRC National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
NPA on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health OutcomesHalve the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade.
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.|
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PB b-Better health: halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PB b-Better health: halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 06-Under five mortality rate by leading cause, 2015 Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015