Birth status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:695434
Registration status:Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/06/2020
Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021
Definition:

A code set representing status at birth.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Live birth
2Stillbirth (fetal death)
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1   Live birth

Live birth is the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached; each product of such a birth is considered liveborn (WHO 2004).

CODE 2   Stillbirth (fetal death)

Stillbirth is a fetal death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of 20 or more completed weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight; the death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles. This is the same as the WHO definition of fetal death, except that there are no limits of gestational age or birthweight in the WHO definition (WHO 2004).

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:

WHO (World Health Organization) 2004. International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision. Geneva: WHO.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Birth status code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020, Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021

Supersedes Birth status code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/06/2020, Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Product of birth—birth status, code N Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 03/07/2020
Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021