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Indigenous primary health care: PI04a-Number of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2018-2019

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termPI04a-Number of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2018-2019
METeOR identifier:Help on this term687929
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018
Description:Help on this term

Number of Indigenous children who are regular clients, aged:

  • 12 months to less than 24 months;
  • 24 months to less than 36 months;
  • 60 months to less than 72 months;

and who are 'fully immunised'.

Rationale:Help on this term

Immunisation is highly effective in reducing morbidity and mortality caused by vaccine-preventable diseases.

Indicator set:Help on this termIndigenous primary health care key performance indicators 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Count of Indigenous children who are regular clients, aged:

  • 12 months to less than 24 months;
  • 24 months to less than 36 months;
  • 60 months to less than 72 months;

and who are 'fully immunised'.

‘Regular client’ refers to a client of an Australian Government Department of Health-funded primary health-care service (that is required to report against the Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators) who has an active medical record; that is, a client who has attended the Department of Health-funded primary health care service at least 3 times in 2 years.

Presented as a number.

This indicator is calculated separately for each age milestone.

'Fully immunised' status is determined in accordance with the National Immunisation Program Schedule (DoH 2013). The childhood vaccinations essential to be considered 'fully immunised' include:

  • DTPa (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • HiB (haemophilus influenzae type B)
  • Polio
  • Hep B (hepatitis B)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella).

A child is considered 'fully immunised' if they have received the following vaccinations by the specified age milestones:

  • At 12 months: 3 doses DTPa; 3 doses Polio; 2 or 3 doses HiB; 2 or 3 doses Hep B
  • At 24 months: 3 doses DTPa; 3 doses Polio; 3 or 4 doses HiB; 3 doses Hep B; 1 dose MMR
  • At 60 months: 4 doses DTPa; 4 doses Polio; 2 doses MMR.
Computation:Help on this term

Numerator only.

Numerator:Help on this term

Calculation A: Number of Indigenous children who are regular clients, aged 12 months to less than 24 months and who are 'fully immunised'.

Calculation B: Number of Indigenous children who are regular clients, aged 24 months to less than 36 months and who are 'fully immunised'.

Calculation C: Number of Indigenous children who are regular clients, aged 60 months to less than 72 months and who are 'fully immunised'.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetChild—fully immunised recorded indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
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
Data Element / Data SetPerson—regular client 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:Help on this termCount
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

N[N(6)]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termEffective/Appropriate/Efficient

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceIndigenous primary health care data collection
Frequency
6 monthly
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Government Department of Health

Reference documents:Help on this term

DoH (Australian Government Department of Health) 2013. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Canberra: DoH. Viewed 9 February 2017, http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/
publishing.nsf/Content/national-immunisation-program-schedule

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Indigenous primary health care: PI04a-Number of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018, Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018

See also Indigenous primary health care: PI04b-Proportion of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018, Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

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