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Birth—birth weight, total grams NNNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBirth weight of infant, neonate, stillborn
METeOR identifier:Help on this term668986
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 03/07/2020
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
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The first weight of the live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, or the weight of the neonate or infant on the date admitted if this is different from the date of birth, measured in grams.

Data Element Concept:Birth—birth weight

Value domain attributes

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
Unit of measure:Help on this termGram (g)

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For live births, birthweight should preferably be measured within the first hour of life before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred. While statistical tabulations include 500 gram groupings for birthweight, weights should not be recorded in those groupings. The actual weight should be recorded to the degree of accuracy to which it is measured.

In perinatal collections the birthweight is to be provided for live born and stillborn babies.

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National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Birth—birth weight, total grams NNNN Health, Superseded 02/08/2017, Tasmanian Health, Archived 03/07/2020

Has been superseded by Product of birth—birthweight, total grams N[NNN] Health, Superseded 20/11/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.1.6–Proportion of babies born with low birthweight, 2020 Health, Standard 02/12/2020
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01–Proportion of babies born of low birth weight, 2022 Health, Standard 24/09/2021
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