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Product of birth—birthweight, total grams N[NNN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBirthweight of baby
METeOR identifier:Help on this term733280
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 03/12/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The first weight of a live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, measured in grams.

Data Element Concept:Product of birth—birthweight

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9999Not stated/inadequately described
Unit of measure:Help on this termGram (g)

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For live births, birthweight should preferably be measured within the first hour of life before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred. While statistical tabulations include 500 gram groupings for birthweight, weights should not be recorded in those groupings. The actual weight should be recorded to the degree of accuracy to which it is measured.

In perinatal collections, the birthweight is to be provided for live born and stillborn babies.

Source and reference attributes

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National Health Data Committee

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Supersedes Product of birth—birthweight, total grams N[NNN] Health, Superseded 03/12/2020, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 03/07/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Perinatal NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 03/12/2020

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Perinatal NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021

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