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Indigenous primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2020–2021

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termPI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2020–2021
METeOR identifier:Help on this term717269
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 24/09/2019
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019
Description:Help on this term

Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were categorised as one of the following:

  • Low (less than 2,500 grams)
  • Normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
  • High (4,500 grams and over).
Rationale:Help on this term

Low birthweight (newborn babies weighing less than 2,500 grams) is associated with an increased risk of ill health and is related to higher mortality within the first year of life. Low birthweight is a particular issue for Indigenous Australians. Recording birthweight encourages the provision of appropriate care to limit the negative associations of low birthweight.

Indicator set:Help on this termIndigenous primary health care key performance indicators 2020–2021 Health, Candidate 08/11/2019
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Count of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were categorised as one of the following:

  • Low (less than 2,500 grams)
  • Normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
  • High (4,500 grams and over).

Birthweight is defined as the first weight of a baby obtained after birth.

Presented as a number.

Calculated separately for each weight range.

Excludes multiple births and stillbirths. Births that are at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birthweight are included.

Excludes unknown birthweight and unknown gestational age.

'Previous 12 months' refers to the previous financial year or previous calendar year.

Computation:Help on this term

Numerator only.

Numerator:Help on this term

Calculation A: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight was recorded at the primary health-care service with a result categorised as low (less than 2,500 grams).

Calculation B: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight was recorded at the primary health-care service with a result categorised as normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams).

Calculation C: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight was recorded at the primary health-care service with a result categorised as high (4,500 grams and over).

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetProduct of birth—birth status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21
Guide for use

Only live births are included.


Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21
Guide for use

The baby is considered Indigenous if one or both parents identify as Indigenous.


Data Element / Data SetPregnancy—birth plurality, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21
Guide for use

Only singleton births are included.


Data Element / Data SetProduct of birth—birthweight, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21
Comments:Help on this term

This indicator covers a 24 month reporting period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021:

  • Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2019–20 covers the period 01/01/2020 to 30/06/2020
  • Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 covers the period 01/07/2020 to 30/06/2021
  • Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2021–22 (to be released) will cover the period 01/07/2021 to 31/12/2021.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCount
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

N[N(6)]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth Conditions

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceIndigenous primary health care data collection
Frequency
6 monthly
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Government Department of Health

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Indigenous primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018, Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

See also Indigenous primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2020–2021 Health, Standardisation pending 24/09/2019, Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019

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