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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:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPB b-Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2014
METeOR identifier:Help on this term517701
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 14/01/2015
Description:Help on this termDifference in the mortality rate between Indigenous children aged 0–4 years and non-Indigenous children aged 0–4 years.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term0 years
Population group age to:Help on this term4 years
Computation description:Help on this termPresented as number of deaths per 100,000 population
Computation:Help on this term

100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Variability bands are to be calculated for rates using the following method for estimating 95% confidence intervals:

The 95% Confidence Interval Formula

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:Help on this termNumber of deaths among children aged 0–4 years
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Death Registrations Collection
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termPopulation aged 0–4 years
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
ABS Census of Population and Housing Post-Enumeration Survey
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
All births that were live born and were not previously registered
Data Source
ABS birth registration data
Disaggregation:Help on this term

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:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
Data Source
ABS Death Registrations Collection
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Used for disaggregation by state/territory
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS Death Registrations Collection
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2012.

Baseline: 2007.

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).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/ihw/aatsihpf08r-da/atsihpf08r-c01-22.pdf
http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/ihw/aatsihpf08r-da/atsihpf08r-c01-23.pdf

For further detailed analysis by Indigenous status see the CRC National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[NN].N

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Death Registrations Collection
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Frequency
5 yearly
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Census of Population and Housing Post-Enumeration Survey
Frequency
Every 5 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS birth registration data
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Benchmark:Help on this term

NPA on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes

Halve the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade.
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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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

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