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Female—number of standard drinks consumed when drinking alcohol in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, total N[NN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of standard drinks consumed when drinking alcohol in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy
METeOR identifier:Help on this term690993
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The total number of standard drinks consumed on a typical day when drinking alcohol by a female in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Data Element Concept:Female—number of standard drinks consumed when drinking alcohol in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
998Occasional drinking (less than one)
999Not stated/inadequately described
Unit of measure:Help on this termStandard drink

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Alcohol consumption is usually measured in standard drinks.

An Australian standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol, which is equivalent to 12.5 millilitres of alcohol. The numbers of Australian standard drinks in common containers of various alcoholic beverages is presented in the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2009 guidelines.

This estimation is based on the person's description of the type (spirits, beer, wine, other) and number of standard drinks, as defined by the NHMRC, consumed per day. When calculating consumption in standard drinks per day, the total should be reported with part drinks recorded to the next whole standard drink (e.g. 2.4 = 3).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Reference documents:Help on this term

NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) 2009. Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol. Canberra: NHMRC. Viewed 18 July 2019, https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/publications/australian-guidelines-reduce-health-risks-drinking-alcohol

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

This data element is self-reported.

Recommended question: 'How many standard drinks did you consume on a typical day when drinking alcohol during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy?' where the first 20 weeks of pregnancy is defined as less than or equal to 19 weeks + 6 days.

To ensure consistency of results, this data element should be collected after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Female—alcohol consumption frequency in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Female—alcohol consumption in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Female—number of standard drinks consumed when drinking alcohol after 20 weeks of pregnancy, total N[NN] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Perinatal NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Perinatal NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 17/09/2019

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