Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 12/12/2018|
Indigenous, Endorsed 02/04/2019
Collection and usage attributes
The definitions of low, very low, and extremely low birthweight do not constitute mutually exclusive categories. Below the set limits they are all-inclusive and therefore overlap (i.e. low includes very low and extremely low, while very low includes extremely low).
For live births, birthweight should preferably be measured within the first hour of life before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred. While statistical tabulations include 500 gram groupings for birthweight, weights should not be recorded in those groupings. The actual weight should be recorded to the degree of accuracy to which it is measured.
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
WHO (World Health Organization) 1992. International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision. Geneva: WHO.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Birthweight Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016, Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Birth status code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Birthweight recorded indicator Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Perinatal NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Perinatal NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Person—birthweight recorded indicator Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Person—birthweight recorded indicator, yes/no code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Product of birth—birth order, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Product of birth—birthweight, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Product of birth—birthweight, total grams N[NNN] Health, Standard 12/12/2018