Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Common name:||Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time.|
|Short name:||PI 06-Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013)|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 02/02/2016|
|Description:||The proportion of all women who met the selection criteria* who gave birth by caesarean section.|
|Rationale:||This indicator is used to benchmark practice.|
|Indicator set:||National Core Maternity Indicators (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||20 years|
|Population group age to:||34 years|
Number of selected women giving birth for the first time who gave birth by caesarean section.
* Selection criteria: Women included are those who gave birth for the first time and who met all of the following criteria for selected women, defined as:
Excluded are those women who have given birth prior to the current birth or who did not meet the selection criteria.
|Computation:||100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of selected women giving birth for the first time who gave birth by caesarean section.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||All selected women.|
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|Comments:||Data elements are from the Perinatal national minimum data set (NMDS) or have been provided as voluntary non-standardised items by the states and territories. Records with data that are missing, not stated or not interpretable have been included in the denominator.
A birth is defined as the event in which a baby comes out of the uterus after a pregnancy of at least 20 weeks gestation or weighing 400 grams or more.
Caesarean section is an operative procedure to remove the baby through an incision through a woman’s abdomen and uterus.
Gestational age is a clinical measure of the duration of the pregnancy. For the National Perinatal Data Collection gestational age is reported as completed weeks.
Patient elected accommodation status is available from all jurisdictions from 2006.
Source of definition: Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) indicator 1.4, Selected women giving birth for the first time undergoing caesarean section.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
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Has been superseded by National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06—Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018