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
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:PB b-Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2015
METeOR identifier:559079
Registration status:Health, Superseded 08/07/2016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Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2015) Health, Superseded 08/07/2016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
Computation:

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:
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:Population aged 0–4 years
Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
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 Source
ABS birth registration data
Disaggregation:

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:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS Death Registrations Collection
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Used for disaggregation by Indigenous status - only jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable are included.
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:

Most recent data available for 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2013.

Baseline: 2007.

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).

http://www.health.gov.au/indigenous-hpf

Representational attributes

Representation class:Rate
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:N[NN].N

Data source attributes

Data sources:
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 Indigenous Life Tables
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:National Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Bureau of Statistics
Benchmark:

National Healthcare Agreement Performance Benchmark

Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018.

Refer: http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/healthcare/national-agreement.pdf

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:Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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