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Birth event—birth presentation, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPresentation at birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term673120
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
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The presenting part of the fetus at birth, as represented by a code.

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Perinatal statistics:

Presentation types other than vertex are associated with higher rates of caesarean section, instrumental delivery, perinatal mortality and neonatal morbidity.

Data Element Concept:Birth event—birth presentation

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
1Vertex
2Breech
3Face
4Brow
8 Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 8   Other

Includes compound presentations (where an extremity prolapses simultaneously alongside the presenting part) and all other malpresentations, including for example, cord, shoulder or hand.

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In the case of multiple births, presentation should be recorded for each baby born.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Birth event—birth presentation, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Supersedes Birth event—birth presentation, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018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

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