Perinatal NBEDS 2019–20

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:694991
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018
DSS type:Data Set Specification (DSS)
Scope:

The scope of the Perinatal National Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS) is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live births and stillbirths, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight.

These data have two dimensions, which are the baby and the mother. All data relevant to the birth are conveyed in relation to one of these.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:

As there are two dimensions to the data, there are two statistical units:
1. Mother (Female)
2. Baby (Product of birth)

Guide for use:

This NBEDS is intended as an interim standard only. If jurisdictions are able to report the data elements then they should do so. It is expected that the data elements will be included as mandatory data elements in future Perinatal national minimum data sets (NMDS).

Collection methods:

National reporting arrangements:

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected:

Financial year ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:01/07/2019
Implementation end date:30/06/2020
Comments:

The terms 'product of birth' and 'baby,' and 'mother' and 'female' are used interchangeably throughout the NBEDS.

Glossary terms that are relevant to this NBEDS include:

Anaesthesia

Analgesia

Antenatal care visit

Birthweight

Born before arrival

Gestational diabetes mellitus

Hospital-in-the-home care

Hypertensive disorder during pregnancy

Live birth

Primary postpartum haemorrhage

Registered nurse

Separation

Stillbirth (fetal death)

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Perinatal NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

Has been superseded by Perinatal NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 17/09/2019

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Perinatal NMDS 2019–20Mandatory1
-Birth event—additional indication for caesarean section, code N[N]Conditional2
-Birth event—additional indication for induction of labour, code N[N]Conditional2
-Birth event—main indication for caesarean section, code N[N]Conditional1
-Birth event—main indication for induction of labour, code N[N]Conditional1
-Female—alcohol consumption after 20 weeks of pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Female—alcohol consumption frequency after 20 weeks of pregnancy, code NConditional1
-Female—alcohol consumption frequency in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, code NConditional1
-Female—alcohol consumption in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Female—blood transfusion due to primary postpartum haemorrhage indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional1
-Female—diabetes mellitus during pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Female—estimated blood loss indicating primary postpartum haemorrhage, estimated blood loss volume category code NConditional1
-Female—hypertensive disorder during pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Female—number of standard drinks consumed when drinking alcohol after 20 weeks of pregnancy, total N[NN]Conditional1
-Female—number of standard drinks consumed when drinking alcohol in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, total N[NN]Conditional1
-Female—primary postpartum haemorrhage indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Female—type of diabetes mellitus during pregnancy, code NConditional1
-Female—type of diabetes mellitus therapy during pregnancy, code NConditional3
-Female—type of hypertensive disorder during pregnancy, code NConditional3
-Person—height (measured), total centimetres NN[N].NMandatory1
-Person—height (self-reported), total centimetres NN[N]Conditional1
-Person—weight (measured), total kilograms N[NN].NMandatory1
-Person—weight (self-reported), total kilograms NN[N]Conditional1
-Product of birth—head circumference, total centimetres NN[N].NMandatory1