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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator
METeOR identifier:695328
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:

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.

Data Element Concept:Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:
7Not applicable
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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.

Comments:

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:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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Supersedes Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Has been superseded by Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Candidate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