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National Health Performance Authority Healthy Communities: Infant and young child mortality rate, 2010–2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termInfant and young child (aged under 5 years) mortality rate, 2010–2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term577612
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Description:Help on this termNumber of deaths among children aged less than 5 years per 1,000 live births.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: 2011– National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this termLess than 1 year of age
Population group age to:Help on this termLess than 5 years of age
Computation description:Help on this termNumber of deaths among children who die before their fifth birthday per 1,000 live births
Computation:Help on this term(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 1,000
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of deaths among children aged less than 5 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

Include children aged less than 5 years only, i.e. value = 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4.
Denominator:Help on this termNumber of live births
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetBirth—birth status, code N
Data Source
ABS birth registration data
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Used as the main component of the denominator for the infant and young child mortality rate. Include live births only, i.e. value = 1.


Disaggregation:Help on this term

By Medicare Local catchment, which is derived from Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9), and by Medicare Local peer group.

Medicare Locals plan and fund health services in communities across Australia. They help to ensure patients can access the care they need, particularly when a variety of health workers are involved in providing treatments. A Medicare Local catchment refers to the geographic area of a Medical Local (see Administrative health region—Medicare Local identifier, code AANNN)

Medicare Local peer groups are the grouping of the 61 Medicare Locals into seven peer groups, which allows Medicare Locals to be compared to other Medicare Locals with similar characteristics, and to the average for their peer group (see Administrative health region—Medicare Local peer group, code N). This grouping was undertaken by the National Health Performance Authority using statistical cluster analysis of 2006 Census based socioeconomic status for each Medicare Local and, 2006 Census based Remoteness Area categories (ABS cat. no. 2039.0). Additional information on the average distance to the closest large city and major hospital (A1 public hospital peer group classification, 2010–11) contributed to the assignment of Medicare Locals to peer groups. Groupings were tested for face validity with a stakeholder group. The National Health Performance Authority has created 7 peer groups: Metro 1 to 3, Regional 1 and 2 and Rural 1 and 2. See Healthy Communities: Australians’ experiences with primary health care in 2010–11, Technical Supplement for more information.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetAddress—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 Medicare Local catchment.

Deaths are attributed to the Medicare Local catchment in which the infant usually resided, irrespective of where they died.

Births are attributed to the Medicare Local catchment of usual residence of the mother, irrespective of where the birth occurred.


Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Medicare Local identifier, code AANNN
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Medicare Local peer group, code N

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termLife event (e.g. birth, death)
Format:Help on this termN[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termPAF-Effectiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Death Registrations Collection
Frequency
Annual
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 Health Performance Agreement-Performance and Accountability Framework
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Accountability:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Long-term

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority
Origin:Help on this termHealthy Communities
Reference documents:Help on this term

National Health Performance Authority-Performance and Accountability Framework

Healthy Communities: Child and maternal health in 2009–2012, Technical Supplement. Available from: http://www.myhealthycommunities.gov.au/Content/publications/downloads
/NHPA_HC_Report_Child_and_maternal_health_Technical_Supplement_July_2014.pdf

Relational attributes

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See also Administrative health region—Medicare Local identifier, code AANNN National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also Administrative health region—Medicare Local peer group, code N National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

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