National Healthcare Agreement: PB b-Better health: halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2015
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB b-Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2015|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
|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|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2015) Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
|Outcome area:||Prevention 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:
CI (CR) = CR ± 1.96 x (CR/√d)
where d = number of deaths
CI = confidence interval
CR = crude rate
Rate ratios and rate differences are calculated for comparing Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The rates for a single year use single year data for the numerator, and the average of three years (with the reference year as the middle year) for the denominator.
|Numerator:||Number of deaths among children aged 0–4 years|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Population aged 0–4 years|
|Denominator data elements:|
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (resupplied for updated Indigenous Estimated Resident Population and revised births data), 2013—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 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2013.
Population data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is sourced from the 2011 Census-based Series B Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population projections.
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 historical data) are available from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (Indicator 1.20).
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
National Healthcare Agreement Performance Benchmark
Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018.
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, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PB b–Better health: halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 06—Under five mortality rate by leading cause, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 06—Under five mortality rate by leading cause, 2017 Indigenous, Archived 06/06/2017