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Perinatal Mortality NBEDS 2022–23

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term750304
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/12/2021
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The scope of the Perinatal Mortality National Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS) is all perinatal deaths in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on both neonatal deaths and fetal deaths (stillbirths) of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight.

These data have two dimensions, which are the baby and the mother. All data relevant to the birth are conveyed in relation to one of these.

Collection and usage attributes

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As there are two dimensions to the data, there are two statistical units:
1. Mother
2. Baby (Product of birth).

In the case of multiple births, data are collected once for each mother and once for each perinatal death.

Guide for use:Help on this term

This NBEDS is intended as an interim standard only. If jurisdictions are able to report the data elements then they should do so.

Collection methods:Help on this term

National reporting arrangements:

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected:

Financial year ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2022
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2023
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Glossary items that are relevant to this NBEDS are included here.

Live birth

​Neonatal death

​Perinatal death

Stillbirth (fetal death)

Termination of pregnancy

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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-Pregnancy— primary reason for termination of pregnancy, code N[N]Mandatory1
-Product of birth—perinatal death type, code NMandatory1
-Product of birth—timing of fetal death, code NConditional1
-Product of birth—type of autopsy performed, code NMandatory1
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