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The actual place where the birth occurred, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Birth setting code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Hospital, excluding birth centre
2 Birth centre, attached to hospital
3 Birth centre, free standing
4 Home
8 Other
Supplementary Values 9 Not stated


Guide for use:

This is to be recorded for each baby the mother delivers from this pregnancy.

CODE 4     Home

Should be reserved for those births that occur at the home intended.

CODE 8     Other

Used when birth occurs at a home other than that intended. May also include a community health centre or be used for babies 'born before arrival'.


Perinatal statistics


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Relation Count
Inclusion in Data Set Specifications 9
Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0