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Product of birth—birthweight, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBirth weight of baby
METeOR identifier:Help on this term742849
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021
Definition:Help on this term

The first weight of a live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Product of birth—birthweight

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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
1Low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams)
2Normal birth weight (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
3High birth weight (4,500 grams and over)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Unknown birth weight

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Data element attributes

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.

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

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

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Supersedes Product of birth—birthweight, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018, Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021

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