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Birth event—intended setting of birth, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termIntended place of birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term733565
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 03/12/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The intended place of birth at the onset of labour, as represented by a code.

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Perinatal

Data Element Concept:Birth event—intended setting of birth

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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
1Hospital, excluding birth centre
2Birth centre, attached to hospital
3Birth centre, free standing
4Home
5Born before arrival
6Community, non-medical
8Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Hospital, excluding birth centre

Record for births occurring in a hospital, excluding birth centres.

CODE 2     Birth centre, attached to hospital

Record for births occurring in a birth centre that is attached to a hospital.

CODE 3     Birth centre, free standing

Record for births occurring in a free-standing birth centre that is not attached to a hospital.

CODE 4     Home

Reserved for births that occur at the home intended (planned home births) with a midwife or other medical professional in attendance.

CODE 5     Born before arrival

Record for births that occur before arrival at hospital or birth centre for planned hospital or birth centre births, or before the arrival of the homebirth midwife for planned home births.

CODE 6     Community, non-medical

Record for births that occur in the community, that are planned outside of a medical setting and without a midwife or other medical professional in attendance, for example, free births. This may include a home or other location in the community.

CODE 8     Other

Record for births that occur at a home other than that intended or at a community health centre. This excludes planned hospital, birth centre or home births.

CODE 9     Not stated/inadequately described

Record for births for which the birth setting is not stated or inadequately described.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The birth setting should be recorded for each baby that the mother delivers from the pregnancy.

Code 5 is not to be recorded for intended setting of birth.

Comments:Help on this term

Women who plan to give birth in birth centres or at home usually have different risk factors for outcome compared to those who plan to give birth in hospitals. Women who are transferred to hospital after the onset of labour have increased risks of intervention and adverse outcomes.

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—actual setting of birth, code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Supersedes Birth event—intended setting of birth, code N Health, Superseded 03/12/2020

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