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Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCaesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term732743
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 03/12/2020
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An indicator of whether a female's most recent previous pregnancy that ended with a birth was by caesarean section, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element should be completed for all females who gave birth.

CODE 7   Not applicable

This code should be recorded if the female has not had a previous pregnancy that resulted in a birth at or after 20 weeks gestation or of a baby weighing 400 grams or more.

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Previous caesarean sections are associated with a higher risk of complications, and when recorded with other data elements, provides important information on the risk of obstetric care.

This data element can be used to determine a vaginal birth occurring after a caesarean section delivery (VBAC) when recorded in conjunction with the Birth event—birth method, code N data element

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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See also Birth event—birth method, code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Supersedes Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Superseded 03/12/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Perinatal NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 03/12/2020

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