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Birth status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term732892
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 03/12/2020
Indigenous, Draft 13/04/2021
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing status at birth.

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
1Live birth
2Stillbirth (fetal death)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Live birth

Live birth is the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached; each product of such a birth is considered liveborn (WHO 2004).

CODE 2   Stillbirth (fetal death)

Stillbirth is a fetal death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of 20 or more completed weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight; the death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles. This is the same as the WHO definition of fetal death, except that there are no limits of gestational age or birthweight in the WHO definition (WHO 2004).

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

World Health Organization 2004. International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (ICD-10), 2nd edn. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Birth status code N Health, Superseded 03/12/2020, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/06/2020, Indigenous, Endorsed 02/04/2019

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Product of birth—birth status, code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020
Indigenous, Draft 13/04/2021

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