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Pregnancy—birth plurality, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBirth plurality
Synonymous names:Help on this termMultiple birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term732874
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 03/12/2020
Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021
Definition:Help on this term

The number of births resulting from a single pregnancy, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Perinatal.

Multiple pregnancy increases the risk of complications during pregnancy, labour and delivery and is associated with higher risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality.

Data Element Concept:Pregnancy—birth plurality

Value domain attributes

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
1Singleton
2Twins
3Triplets
4Quadruplets
5Quintuplets
6Sextuplets
8Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Plurality at birth is determined by the total number of live births and stillbirths that result from the pregnancy.

Stillbirths, including those where the fetus was likely to have died before 20 weeks gestation (including fetus papyraceous and fetus compressus), should be included in the count of plurality if recognisable as a fetus and expelled or extracted with other products of conception at 20 or more weeks gestation.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Pregnancy—birth plurality, code N Health, Superseded 03/12/2020, Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months who have a birthweight result within specified categories, December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021
Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months who have a birthweight result within specified categories, December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021
Used as denominator
Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months who have a birthweight result within specified categories, December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021
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