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Perinatal NMDS 2020–21

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term716081
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 17/09/2019
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
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The scope of the Perinatal national minimum data set (NMDS) is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live births and stillbirths, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight.

These data have two dimensions, which are the baby and the mother. All data relevant to the birth are conveyed in relation to one of these.

Collection and usage attributes

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As there are two dimensions to the data, there are two statistical units:
1. Mother (Female)
2. Baby (Product of birth)

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National reporting arrangements:

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected:

Financial year ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2020
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2021
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The terms 'product of birth' and 'baby,' and 'female' and 'mother' are used interchangeably throughout the NMDS.

Glossary terms that are relevant to this NMDS include:

Anaesthesia

Analgesia

Antenatal care visit

Birthweight

Born before arrival

Hospital-in-the-home care

Live birth

Registered nurse

Separation

Stillbirth (fetal death)

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Perinatal NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Perinatal NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 17/09/2019

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-Birth event—actual setting of birth, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—anaesthesia administered indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional1
-Birth event—analgesia administered indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional1
-Birth event—birth method, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—birth presentation, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—labour induction method, code N[N]Conditional6
-Birth event—labour onset type, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—state/territory of birth, code NMandatory1
-Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered, code N[N]Conditional7
-Birth event—type of analgesia administered, code N[N]Conditional6
-Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory2
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Female—diabetes mellitus during pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Female—hypertensive disorder during pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Female—number of antenatal care visits, total N[N]Mandatory1
-Female—number of tobacco cigarettes smoked per day after 20 weeks of pregnancy, total N[NN]Conditional1
-Female—parity, total pregnancies N[N]Mandatory1
-Female—postpartum perineal status, code N[N]Mandatory2
-Female—tobacco smoking after 20 weeks of pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Female—tobacco smoking in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9)Mandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2016) NNNNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory2
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory2
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory2
-Person—sex, code XMandatory1
-Pregnancy—birth plurality, code NMandatory1
-Pregnancy—estimated duration of pregnancy at the first antenatal care visit, total completed weeks N[N]Mandatory1
-Product of birth—active resuscitation indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Product of birth—active resuscitation method, code N[N]Conditional7
-Product of birth—Apgar score at 5 minutes, code NNMandatory1
-Product of birth—birth order, code NMandatory1
-Product of birth—birth status, code NMandatory1
-Product of birth—birthweight, total grams N[NNN]Mandatory1
-Product of conception—gestational age, total completed weeks N[N]Mandatory1
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