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Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.4.1–Infant and young child mortality rate, 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAHPF PI 3.4.1–Infant and young child mortality rate, 2019
METeOR identifier:Help on this term715307
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 09/04/2020
Description:Help on this term

Mortality rates for infants and children aged less than 5 years.

Indicator set:Help on this termAustralian Health Performance Framework, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

Collection and usage attributes

Computation:Help on this term

Infants (<1 year old): 1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Children (0–4 year olds): 100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for each of the two age groups, and for all Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Presented as:

  • number of deaths per 1,000 live births (infant)
  • number of deaths per 100,000 population (child).

Infant mortality rates: The rates for a single year use single year infant deaths for the numerator, and the number of single year live births for the denominator.

Child mortality rates: The rates for a single year use single year data for the numerator, and the number of single year population for the denominator.

Numerator:Help on this term
  • Number of deaths among infants (aged under 1).
  • Number of deaths among children (aged 0–4).
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age at death, NNNN


Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Denominator:Help on this term
  • Number of live births (infant)
  • Population aged 0–4 years (child).
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetBirth—birth status, code N
Data Source
ABS birth registration data
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used as the main component of the denominator for infant and child mortality rate. Include live births only, i.e. value = 1.


Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (2016 Census-based)
Guide for use

Data source type: Census based data plus administrative by-product data
Used for the denominator for the mortality rate for children aged 0–4 years.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—projected Indigenous population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]


Data Source
ABS Indigenous estimates and projections (2016 Census-based)
Guide for use

Data source type: Census-based data plus administrative by-product data
Used for the denominator for the mortality rate for Indigenous children aged 0–4 years.


Disaggregation:Help on this term

2008–2017—National, infants aged under 1.

2008–2017—National by sex, children aged 0–4.

2008–2017—State and territory by sex, infants aged under 1.

2008–2017—State and territory by sex, children aged 0–4.

2008–2017—National by Indigenous status and sex, infants aged under 1.

2008–2017—National by Indigenous status and sex, children aged 0–4.

2011–2017—Primary Health Network, infants aged under 1.

2011–2017—Primary Health Network, children aged 0–4.

2011–2017—National by remoteness areas (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure), infants aged under 1

2011–2017—National by remoteness areas (ASGS Remoteness Structure), children aged 0–4.

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 Northern Territory.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9)
Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Used for disaggregation by state/territory and remoteness


Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age at death, NNNN


Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetAddress—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9)
Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregations by state/territory, Primary Health Network and remoteness areas.


Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code X
Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2019 Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2017.

Single year data are reported for time series analysis.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termLife event (e.g. birth, death)
Format:Help on this term

N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this term4. Deaths

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceAIHW National Mortality Database
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare



Data SourceABS birth registration data
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (2016 Census-based)
Frequency
Quarterly
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



Data SourceABS Indigenous estimates and projections (2016 Census-based)
Frequency
Periodic
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

Australian Health Performance Framework

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.6–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07–Infant and young child mortality rate, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07–Infant and young child mortality rate, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020

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