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Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI01a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months who have birthweight recorded, December 2020

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termPI01a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months who have birthweight recorded, December 2020
METeOR identifier:Help on this term739294
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021
Description:Help on this term

Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded at the primary health-care organisation.

Rationale:Help on this term

Low birthweight (newborn babies weighing less than 2,500 grams) is associated with an increased risk of ill health and is related to higher mortality within the first year of life. Low birthweight is a particular issue for Indigenous Australians. Recording birthweight encourages the provision of appropriate care to limit the negative associations of low birthweight.

Indicator set:Help on this termIndigenous-specific primary health care national key performance indicators December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Count of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded at the primary health-care organisation.

Presented as a number.

Birthweight is defined as the first weight of a baby obtained after birth.

Only live births are included.

Results arising from measurements conducted outside of the organisation that are known by the organisation are included in the calculation of this indicator.

'Previous 12 months' refers to the previous financial year or previous calendar year.

Computation:Help on this term

Numerator only.

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded at the primary health-care organisation.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Guide for use

The baby is considered Indigenous if one or both parents identify as Indigenous.


Data Element / Data SetProduct of birth—birth status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Guide for use

Only live births are included.


Data Element / Data SetPerson—birthweight recorded indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Comments:Help on this term

Census date for reporting is 31 December 2020.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCount
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

N[N(6)]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth Conditions

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceIndigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
Frequency
6 monthly
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Australian Government Department of Health.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Indigenous primary health care: PI01a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded, 2020–2021 Health, Standard 16/01/2020, Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021

See also Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI01b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months who have birthweight recorded, December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021

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