Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
Non-instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time
|Short name:||PI 07–Non-instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 19/06/2019|
The proportion of selected females giving birth for the first time who gave birth by non-instrumental vaginal birth.
This indicator is used to benchmark practice.
|Indicator set:||National Core Maternity Indicators, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019|
Collection and usage attributes
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The number of selected females giving birth for the first time who gave birth by non-instrumental vaginal birth, divided by all selected females, and multiplied by 100.
Selected females criteria: Females included are those who gave birth for the first time and met all of the following criteria:
Excluded are those females who have given birth prior to the current birth or who did not meet the selection criteria.
A birth is defined as an event which a baby comes out of the uterus after a pregnancy of at least 20 weeks gestational age or weighing 400 grams or more.
A non-instrumental vaginal birth is one in which the baby is born through the vagina without the assistance of instruments (vacuum or forceps).
100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
The number of selected females giving birth for the first time who gave birth by non-instrumental vaginal birth.
|Numerator data elements:|
All selected females.
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|Disaggregation data elements:|
Data elements are from the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) or have been provided as voluntary non-standardised items by the states and territories. Records with data that are missing, not stated or not interpretable have been excluded from the denominator.
For Tasmania prior to 2012, presentations via caesarean births were not reported by hospitals still using paper-based forms. Where a caesarean section occurred the presentation was recorded as 'Not stated'. Presentations via caesarean births was included in the paper-based form from 1 January 2013. As a result, Tasmania can only be reported 2013 onwards for selected females. Data for parity, a criteria to selected females, were not available from Victoria in 2009.
Source of definition: Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Indicator 1.1: Selected women giving birth for the first time who have a spontaneous vaginal birth. The ACHS defines a spontaneous vaginal birth as a vaginal birth, regardless of onset of labour, which is not assisted by forceps or vacuum and is not a vaginal breech delivery. This ACHS indicator is based on the definition by Women's Healthcare Australasia Core Maternity Indicators Project (WHA 2007).
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
ACHS (The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, Health Services Research Group, University of Newcastle) 2014. The Australasian Clinical Indicator Report: 2006-2013. 15th edn. Sydney: ACHS. Viewed 9 April 2018, https://www.achs.org.au/media/88679/clinical_indicator_report_2006_2013.pdf.
WHA (Women's Healthcare Australasia) 2007. Supporting excellence in maternity care: the core maternity indicators project: findings from the core maternity indicators project. Canberra: WHA.
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Has been superseded by National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07–Non-instrumental vaginal birth for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
Supersedes National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 07—Normal (non-instrumental) vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018