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Birth event—birth plurality, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBirth plurality
Synonymous names:Help on this termMultiple birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term668881
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 02/08/2017
Indigenous, Endorsed 22/10/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The number of babies resulting from a single pregnancy, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Multiple pregnancy increases the risk of complications during pregnancy, labour and delivery and is associated with higher risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality.

Data Element Concept:Birth event—birth plurality

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Singleton
2Twins
3Triplets
4Quadruplets
5Quintuplets
6Sextuplets
8Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Plurality at birth is determined by the total number of live births and stillbirths that result from the pregnancy.

Stillbirths, including those where the fetus was likely to have died before 20 weeks gestation (including fetus papyraceous and fetus compressus), should be included in the count of plurality if recognisable as a fetus and expelled or extracted with other products of conception at 20 or more weeks gestation.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Birth event—birth plurality, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017, Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018

Has been superseded by Pregnancy—birth plurality, code N Health, Standardisation pending 23/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 06/09/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 22/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 02/08/2017
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Indigenous primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018
Used as denominator
Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018
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