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Live birth

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term733187
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 03/12/2020
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A live birth is defined by the World Health Organization to be the complete expulsion or extraction from the mother of a baby, 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 the voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such a birth is considered live born.

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National Perinatal Data Development Committee

National Perinatal Data Advisory Committee.

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National Health Data Committee

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

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Supersedes Live birth Health, Superseded 03/12/2020, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 17/10/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 22/10/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Stillbirth (fetal death) Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Birth status code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Birthweight Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Female—parity Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Female—parity, total pregnancies N[N] Health, Standard 03/12/2020

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

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

Pregnancy—birth plurality, code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Product of birth Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Product of birth—birthweight Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Product of birth—birthweight, total grams N[NNN] Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Product of birth—head circumference, total centimetres NN[N].N Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Stillbirth (fetal death) Health, Standard 03/12/2020

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