Indigenous primary health care: PI01a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded, 2018-2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Output measure
Short name:PI01a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded, 2018-2019
METeOR identifier:687916
Registration status:Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018
Description:

Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded at the primary health-care service.

Rationale:

Low birthweight (newborn babies weighing less than 2,500 grams) is associated with an increased risk of ill health and is related to higher mortality within the first year of life. Low birthweight is a particular issue for Indigenous Australians. Recording birthweight encourages the provision of appropriate care to limit the negative associations of low birthweight.

Indicator set:Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators 2018-2019 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

Count of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded at the primary health-care service.

Birthweight is defined as the first weight of a baby obtained after birth.

Only live births are included.

Results arising from measurements conducted outside of the service, that are known by the service, are included in the calculation of this indicator.

Presented as a number.

'Previous 12 months' refers to the previous financial year or previous calendar year.

Computation:

Numerator only.

Numerator:

Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded at the primary health-care service.

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Guide for use

The baby is considered Indigenous if one or both parents identify as Indigenous.


Data Element / Data SetBirth—birth status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Guide for use

Only live births are included.


Data Element / Data SetPerson—birth weight recorded indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19

Representational attributes

Representation class:Count
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

N[N(6)]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Health Conditions

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceIndigenous primary health care data collection
Frequency
6 monthly
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Government Department of Health

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Indigenous primary health care: PI01a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight has been recorded, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018, Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018

Has been superseded by Indigenous primary health care: PI01a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded, 2020–2021 Health, Standard 16/01/2020, Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019

See also Indigenous primary health care: PI01b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded, 2018-2019 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018