Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 03/12/2020|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
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
As there are two dimensions to the data, there are two statistical units:
In the case of multiple births, data are collected once for each mother and once for each baby.
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:||01/07/2021|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2022|
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:
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Perinatal NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
See also Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence NBEDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 05/02/2021
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Perinatal NBEDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 03/12/2020