Indigenous primary health care: PI04a-Number of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2020–2021

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Output measure
Short name:PI04a-Number of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2020–2021
METeOR identifier:717277
Registration status:Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019
Description:

Number of Indigenous children who are regular clients, aged:

  • 12 months to less than 24 months;
  • 24 months to less than 36 months;
  • 60 months to less than 72 months;

and who are 'fully immunised'.

Rationale:

Immunisation is highly effective in reducing morbidity and mortality caused by vaccine-preventable diseases.

Indicator set:Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators 2020–2021 Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

Count of Indigenous children who are regular clients, aged:

  • 12 months to less than 24 months;
  • 24 months to less than 36 months;
  • 60 months to less than 72 months;

and who are 'fully immunised'.

‘Regular client’ refers to a client of an Australian Government Department of Health-funded primary health-care service (that is required to report against the Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators) who has an active medical record; that is, a client who has attended the Department of Health-funded primary health care service at least 3 times in 2 years.

Presented as a number.

This indicator is calculated separately for each age milestone.

'Fully immunised' status is determined in accordance with the National Immunisation Program Schedule (DoH 2019). The childhood vaccinations essential to be considered 'fully immunised' include:

  • DTPa (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • HiB (haemophilus influenzae type B)
  • Polio
  • Hep B (hepatitis B)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella).

A child is considered 'fully immunised' if they have received the following vaccinations by the specified age milestones:

  • At 12 months: 3 doses DTPa; 3 doses Polio; 2 or 3 doses HiB; 2 or 3 doses Hep B
  • At 24 months: 3 doses DTPa; 3 doses Polio; 3 or 4 doses HiB; 3 doses Hep B; 1 dose MMR
  • At 60 months: 4 doses DTPa; 4 doses Polio; 2 doses MMR.
Computation:

Numerator only.

Numerator:

Calculation A: Number of Indigenous children who are regular clients, aged 12 months to less than 24 months and who are 'fully immunised'.

Calculation B: Number of Indigenous children who are regular clients, aged 24 months to less than 36 months and who are 'fully immunised'.

Calculation C: Number of Indigenous children who are regular clients, aged 60 months to less than 72 months and who are 'fully immunised'.

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21
Data Element / Data SetChild—fully immunised recorded indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21
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
Data Element / Data SetPerson—regular client indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21
Comments:

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:Count
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

N[N(6)]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Effective/Appropriate/Efficient

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceIndigenous primary health care data collection
Frequency
6 monthly
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Government Department of Health

Reference documents:

DoH (Australian Government Department of Health) 2019. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Australian Government Department of Health, Canberra. Viewed 24 July 2019, https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule

 

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Indigenous primary health care: PI04a-Number of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2018-2019 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

See also Indigenous primary health care: PI04b-Proportion of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2020–2021 Health, Standard 16/01/2020, Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019