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Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months who have a birthweight result within specified categories, December 2020

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months who have a birthweight result within specified categories, December 2020
METeOR identifier:Help on this term739308
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were categorised as one of the following:

  • Low (less than 2,500 grams)
  • Normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
  • High (4,500 grams and over).
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

Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were categorised as one of the following:

  • Low (less than 2,500 grams)
  • Normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
  • High (4,500 grams and over).

Presented as a percentage.

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

Calculated separately for each weight range.

Excludes multiple births and stillbirths. Births that are at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birthweight are included.

Excludes unknown birthweight and unknown gestational age.

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

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Calculation A: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight was recorded at the primary health-care organisation with a result categorised as low (less than 2,500 grams).

Calculation B: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight was recorded at the primary health-care organisation with a result categorised as normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams).

Calculation C: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight was recorded at the primary health-care organisation with a result categorised as high (4,500 grams and over).

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
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—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 SetPregnancy—birth plurality, 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 singleton births are included.


Data Element / Data SetProduct of birth—birthweight, 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
Denominator:Help on this term

Calculation A, B and C: Total number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight has been recorded at the primary health-care organisation.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
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
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 SetPregnancy—birth plurality, 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 singleton births are included.


Comments:Help on this term

Census date for reporting is 31 December 2020.

Representational attributes

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

N[NN].N

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: PI02b-Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birthweight results were low, normal or high, 2020–2021 Health, Standard 16/01/2020, Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021

See also Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI02a-Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months who have a birthweight result within specified categories, December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021

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