Prison—number of pregnant prisoners, number N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Number of pregnant prisoners|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 28/04/2016|
The total number of prisoners who were pregnant within a prison anytime over a specified 12 month period.
|Data Element Concept:||Prison—number of pregnant prisoners|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Pregnancy includes babies which were carried full term, abortions and miscarriages.
Imprisonment may place pregnant women and their unborn child at increased health risk due to prison-related stressors. Alternatively, it may enhance pregnancy outcomes for women from disadvantaged backgrounds as it provides shelter, regular meals and medical care (Scott & Gerbasi 2005).
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Scott C & Gerbasi J 2005. Handbook of correctional mental health. Virginia: American Psychiatric Publishing.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Establishment (prison)—number of pregnant prisoners, number N[NN] Health, Superseded 28/04/2016
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Prison establishments NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016