Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

Birth—birth order, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBirth order
METeOR identifier:Help on this term669962
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 02/08/2017
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The sequential order of each baby of a multiple birth, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Required to analyse pregnancy outcome according to birth order and identify the individual baby resulting from a multiple birth pregnancy. Multiple births have higher risks of perinatal mortality and morbidity. Multiple birth pregnancies are often associated with obstetric complications, labour and delivery complications, higher rates of neonatal morbidity, low birthweight, and a higher perinatal death rate.

Data Element Concept:Birth—birth order

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 or first of a multiple birth
2Second of a multiple birth
3Third of a multiple birth
4Fourth of a multiple birth
5Fifth of a multiple birth
6Sixth of a multiple birth
8Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 2     Second of a multiple birth

Stillborns are counted such that, if twins were born, the first stillborn and the second live born, the second twin would be recorded as Code 2 'Second of a multiple birth' (and not Code 1 'Singleton or first of a multiple birth').

Collection methods:Help on this term

This data element should be collected routinely for all babies aged 28 days or less.

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Supersedes Birth—birth order, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016

Has been superseded by Product of birth—birth order, code N Health, Standardisation pending 12/11/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

DSS specific attributes +
My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term