Birth event—birth presentation, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Presentation at birth
METeOR identifier:673120
Registration status:Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:

The presenting part of the fetus at birth, as represented by a code.

Context:

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:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Vertex
2Breech
3Face
4Brow
8 Other
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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.

Collection methods:

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

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Birth event—birth presentation, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Supersedes Birth event—birth presentation, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017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

Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018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

DSS specific attributes +