Female—parity, total pregnancies N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 12/12/2018|
|Data Element Concept:||Female—parity|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||2|
|Unit of measure:||Pregnancy|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
To calculate parity, count all previous pregnancies that resulted in a live birth or a stillbirth of at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birthweight. Excluded from the count are:
A primipara (a female giving birth for the first time) has a parity of 0.
A pregnancy with multiple fetuses is counted as one pregnancy.
The number of previous pregnancies that resulted in a birth is an important component of the female's reproductive history. Parity may be a risk factor for adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes.
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Female—parity, total pregnancies N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Perinatal NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Perinatal NMDS 2020–21 Health, Candidate 09/09/2019