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Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.1.8–Notification of selected childhood diseases, 2020

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAHPF PI 3.1.8–Notification of selected childhood diseases, 2020
METeOR identifier:Help on this term728412
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/10/2021
Description:Help on this term

The rate of children aged less than 15 notified as having selected vaccine preventable diseases.

Rationale:Help on this term

The Immunise Australia program has had a substantial influence on reducing rates for a wide variety of communicable diseases. Despite this progress, outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases can still occur.

Indicator set:Help on this termAustralian Health Performance Framework, 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 30/07/2021

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

Birth

Population group age to:Help on this term

14 years

Computation description:Help on this term

The rate per 100,000 children aged less than 15 notified as having selected vaccine preventable diseases.

Computation:Help on this term

100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of children aged 0 to 14 who have been notified as having contracted measles, pertussis or invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Notification — disease type


Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

National notifiable diseases register


Data Element / Data SetPerson—Age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

National notifiable diseases register


Denominator:Help on this term

Number of children under15 years of age. 

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

National notifiable diseases register


Disaggregation:Help on this term

Nationally, by:

  • disease type
  • state/territory
  • age group
  • sex
  • Indigenous status.

Except for pertussis, numbers of notifications are too small for reporting by age group, sex or Indigenous status, and may also involve suppressions by state/territory.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Notification — disease type

 


Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

National notifiable diseases register


Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, Australian state/territory code AA[A]
Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

National notifiable diseases register


Data Element / Data SetPerson—Age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

National notifiable diseases register


Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

National notifiable diseases register


Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

National notifiable diseases register


Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termDisease type
Format:Help on this term

N[NNN].N

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Government Department of Health


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

Australian Health Performance Framework

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Government Department of Health

Accountability:Help on this term

Australian Government Department of Health

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Mumps and other vaccine preventable communicable diseases could be considered for addition to the numerator.

Other issues caveats:Help on this term

The 3 vaccine preventable diseases selected for this indicator are the 3 currently reported by the Productivity Commission.

Available diagnostic tools make it uncommon for cases of measles or invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b to go undiagnosed, however, diagnosis of pertussis cannot always be confirmed using available tools (Productivity Commission 2019: Table 10A.57)

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termDepartment of Health
Origin:Help on this term

Productivity Commission 2019. Final report 2019 Chapter 10 Primary and community health. Canberra: Productivity Commission.

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015. National youth information framework (NYIF) indicators vaccine-preventable diseases. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Productivity Commission 2019. Final report 2019 Chapter 10 Primary and community health. Canberra: Productivity Commission.

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