National Healthcare Agreement: PB b–Better health: halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2019
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB b–Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2019|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 19/06/2019|
Difference in the mortality rate between Indigenous children aged 0–4 years and non-Indigenous children aged 0–4 years.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2019) Health, Standard 19/06/2019|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
|Population group age to:|
Presented as number of deaths per 100,000 population
100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Variability bands are to be calculated for rates using the following method for estimating 95% confidence intervals:
CI (CR) = CR ± 1.96 x (CR/√d)
where d = number of deaths
CI = confidence interval
CR = crude rate
Rate ratios and rate differences are calculated for comparing Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The rates for a single year use single year data for the numerator, and the average of 3 years (with the reference year as the middle year) for the denominator.
Number of deaths among children aged 0–4
|Numerator data elements:|
Population aged 0–4
|Denominator data elements:|
2017—Nationally, by Indigenous status (not reported).
Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. Disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable—New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2019 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2017.
Population data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is sourced from the 2011 Census-based Series B Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population projections.
A system error affected the reporting of WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander death registrations for 2007, 2008 and 2009 which affected the Western Australian and national death rates reported for the 2011 and 2012 Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) Reform Council reports. These data were revised for 2013 reporting.
Further details are available from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (Indicator 1.20).
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
National Healthcare Agreement
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Bureau of Statistics
National Healthcare Agreement Performance Benchmark:
Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018.
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PB b–Better health: halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five by 2018, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07–Infant and young child mortality rate, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019