Birth event—labour onset type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Labour onset type
Synonymous names:Onset of labour
METeOR identifier:695339
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:

The manner in which labour started in a birth event, as represented by a code.

Context:

Perinatal

Data Element Concept:Birth event—labour onset type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Spontaneous
2Induced
3No labour
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Labour commences at the onset of regular uterine contractions, which act to produce progressive cervical dilatation, and is distinct from spurious labour or pre-labour rupture of membranes.

CODE 1   Spontaneous

Record if prostaglandins were given to induce labour and there is no resulting labour until after 24 hours.

CODE 3   No labour

Can only be associated with a caesarean section.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element should be recorded in conjunction with the data element Birth event—labour induction method, code N when the labour onset type is Code 2 (Induced).

This data element should be recorded in conjunction with the Birth event—analgesia administered indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N data element when labour onset type is Code 1 (Spontaneous) or Code 2 (Induced).

This data element should be recorded in conjunction with the Birth event—type of analgesia administered, code N[N] data element when labour onset type is Code 1 (Spontaneous) or Code 2 (Induced) and the Birth event—analgesia administered indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N data element is Code 1 (Yes).

This data element should be recorded in conjunction with the Birth event—main indication for induction of labour, code N[N] data element when labour onset type is Code 2 (Induced).

This data element should be recorded in conjunction with the Birth event—additional indication for induction of labour, code N[N] data element when labour onset type is Code 2 (Induced), the Birth event—main indication for induction of labour, code N[N] data element is completed, and there is more than one reason for which an induction was performed.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Birth event—additional indication for induction of labour, code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Birth event—analgesia administered indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Birth event—labour induction method, code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Supersedes Birth event—labour onset type, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

See also Birth event—main indication for induction of labour, code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Birth event—type of analgesia administered, code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2020–21 Health, Candidate 09/09/2019

DSS specific attributes +