Birth event—actual setting of birth, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Actual place of birth
METeOR identifier:695103
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018

The actual place where the birth occurred, as represented by a code.



Data Element Concept:Birth event—actual setting of birth

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
1Hospital, excluding birth centre
2Birth centre, attached to hospital
3Birth centre, free standing
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The birth setting should be recorded for each baby that the mother delivers from the pregnancy.

CODE 4     Home

Reserved for births that occur at the home intended (planned home births).

CODE 8     Other

Record for births that occur at a home other than that intended; home births without a midwife or other medical professional in attendance (free births); a community health centre or for babies born before arrival.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Birth event—intended setting of birth, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Supersedes Birth event—setting of birth (actual), code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 20/11/2019

DSS specific attributes +