Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
Small babies among births at or after 40 weeks gestation
|Short name:||PI 10–Small babies among births at or after 40 weeks gestation, 2018|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 19/06/2019|
The proportion of babies born at or after 40 weeks gestation who weighed less than 2,750 grams at birth.
This indicator aims to identify intrauterine growth restriction for babies born at or after 40 weeks gestation. This indicator is used to benchmark practice.
|Indicator set:||National Core Maternity Indicators, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019|
Collection and usage attributes
The number of babies born at or after 40 weeks gestation who weighed less than 2,750 grams at birth, divided by the number of babies born at or after 40 weeks gestation, and multiplied by 100.
A birth is defined as an event in which a baby comes out of the uterus after a pregnancy of at least 20 weeks gestation or weighing 400 grams or more.
Births included are those for babies born at or after 40 weeks gestation. This includes stillborn babies and babies from a multiple birth.
Births excluded are those for babies born before 40 completed weeks gestational age, that is before 40 weeks and 0 (zero) days.
Gestational age is reported as completed weeks.
100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
The number of babies born at or after 40 weeks gestation who weighed less than 2,750 grams at birth.
|Numerator data elements:|
The number of babies born at or after 40 weeks gestation.
|Denominator data elements:|
|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.
Modified from Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Indicator 8.1: Babies with severe intrauterine growth restriction. 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 10–Small babies among births at or after 40 weeks gestation, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
Supersedes National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 10—Small babies among births at or after 40 weeks gestation (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018