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National Healthcare Agreement: PB b–Better health: halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2018

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPB b–Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2018
METeOR identifier:Help on this term658546
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 30/01/2018
Description:Help on this term

Difference in the mortality rate between Indigenous children aged 0–4 years and non-Indigenous children aged 0–4 years.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2018) Health, Standard 30/01/2018
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

0 years

Population group age to:Help on this term

4 years

Computation description:Help on this term

Presented as number of deaths per 100,000 population

Computation:Help on this term

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 3 years (with the reference year as the middle year) for the denominator.

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of deaths among children aged 0–4 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


Denominator:Help on this term

Population aged 0–4 years

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—estimated resident population of Australia


Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (2011 Census-based)
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:Help on this term

2016—Nationally, by Indigenous status (not reported).

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—New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, 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 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:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2018 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2016.

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 Western Australian and national death rates reported for the 2011 and 2012 Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) Reform Council reports. These data were revised for 2013 reporting.

Further details are available from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (Indicator 1.20).

http://www.dpmc.gov.au/resource-centre/indigenous-affairs/aboriginal-and- torres-strait-islander-
health-performance-framework-2014-report

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
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 SourceABS Death Registrations Collection
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (2011 Census-based)
Frequency
Quarterly
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:Help on this term

National Healthcare Agreement

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Benchmark:Help on this term

National Healthcare Agreement Performance Benchmark:

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

Refer: http://federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/
_archive/ healthcare_national-agreement.pdf

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

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

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PB b–Better health: halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07–Infant and young child mortality rate, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 06-Under five mortality rate by leading cause, 2019 Indigenous, Endorsed 31/07/2018

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