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Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCaesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term695328
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
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An indicator of whether a female's most recent previous pregnancy that ended with a birth was by caesarean section, as represented by a code.

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Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term673245
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 02/08/2017
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

An indicator of whether a female's most recent previous pregnancy that ended with a birth was by caesarean section.

Object class:Help on this termFemale
Property:Help on this termCaesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N
METeOR identifier:Help on this term464978
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Recorded 26/10/2011
Health, Standard 07/03/2014
Early Childhood, Recorded 26/10/2011
Homelessness, Recorded 26/10/2011
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing 'yes', 'no', 'not applicable', and 'not stated/inadequately described'.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element should be completed for all females who gave birth.

CODE 7   Not applicable

This code should be recorded if the female has not had a previous pregnancy that resulted in a birth at or after 20 weeks gestation or of a baby weighing 400 grams or more.

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Previous caesarean sections are associated with a higher risk of complications, and when recorded with other data elements, provides important information on the risk of obstetric care.

This data element can be recorded to determine vaginal births occurring after a caesarean section delivery (VBAC) when recorded in conjunction with the Birth event—birth method, code N data element

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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See also Birth event—birth method, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Supersedes Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Has been superseded by Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Candidate 30/09/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

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