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Prison—number of pregnant prisoners, number N[NN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of pregnant prisoners
METeOR identifier:Help on this term626260
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
Definition:Help on this term

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

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Pregnancy includes babies which were carried full term, abortions and miscarriages.

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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).

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Scott C & Gerbasi J 2005. Handbook of correctional mental health. Virginia: American Psychiatric Publishing.

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Supersedes Establishment (prison)—number of pregnant prisoners, number N[NN] Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prison establishments NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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