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National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06—Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Common name:Help on this term

Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time.

Short name:Help on this termPI 06—Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term613184
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/09/2018
Description:Help on this term

The proportion of all women who met the selection criteria* who gave birth by caesarean section.

Rationale:Help on this term

This indicator is used to benchmark practice.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Core Maternity Indicators (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

20 years

Population group age to:Help on this term

34 years

Computation description:Help on this term

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 met all of the following criteria:

  • aged between 20 and 34 years
  • gestational age at birth between 37 and 41 completed weeks
  • pregnancy has one baby only (singleton)
  • the presentation of the baby is vertex (baby's head was at the cervix)

Excluded are those women who have given birth prior to the current birth or who did not meet the selection criteria.

Computation:Help on this term

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of selected women giving birth for the first time who gave birth by caesarean section.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—birth method, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetBirth event—birth plurality, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetProduct of conception—gestational age, completed weeks N[N]
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetFemale—parity, total pregnancies N[N]
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetBirth event—birth presentation, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Denominator:Help on this term

All selected women.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetProduct of conception—gestational age, completed weeks N[N]
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetBirth event—birth plurality, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetBirth event—birth presentation, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetFemale—parity, total pregnancies N[N]
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Disaggregation:Help on this term
  • Year of birth
  • State or territory of birth
  • Hospital annual number of births
  • Remoteness category (from mother's area of usual residence)
  • Indigenous status of mother
  • Hospital sector
  • Patient elected accommodation status
  • Labour/non-labour
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—state/territory of birth, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—patient election status, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2011) NNNNN
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Hospital annual number of births


Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Hospital sector


Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Comments:Help on this term

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 excluded from 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. This ACHS indicator is based on the definition by Women's Healthcare Australasia (WHA) Core Maternity Indicators Project (CMIP).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

N[NN.N]

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceAIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Frequency
Calendar years ending 31 December each year
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06-Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016

Has been superseded by National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 06–Caesarean section for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019

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