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Definition

The scope of this minimum data set is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live and stillborn, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birth weight.

Statistical units are entities from or about which statistics are collected or in respect of which statistics are compiled, tabulated or published.Statistical units are entities from or about which statistics are collected or in respect of which statistics are compiled, tabulated or published.

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Below is a list of all the components within this Dataset Specification.
Each entry includes the item name, whether the item is optional, mandatory or conditional and the maximum times the item can occur in a dataset.
If the items must occur in a particular order in the dataset, the sequence number is included before the item name.


Data Elements

Reference Data Element Data Type Length Inclusion #
Birth event—birth plurality, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Birth event—delivery method, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Birth event—labour onset type, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Birth event—setting of birth (actual), code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Birth event—state/territory of birth, code N - - mandatory 1
Birth—birth order, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Birth—birth status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Birth—birth weight, total grams NNNN
Specific Information:
For the provision of state and territory hospital data to Commonwealth agencies this metadata item must be consistent with diagnoses and procedure codes for valid grouping.
- - mandatory 1
Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:

For the provision of state and territory hospital data to Commonwealth agencies this field must:

  • be ≤ last day of financial year
  • be ≥ first day of financial year
  • be ≥ Admission date
Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN - - mandatory 1
Female (pregnant)—estimated gestational age, total weeks NN String 2 mandatory 1
Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNN - - mandatory 1
Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:
Data collection systems must be able to differentiate between the date of birth of the mother and the baby(s). This is important in the Perinatal data collection as the date of birth of the baby is used to determine the antenatal length of stay and the postnatal length of stay.
Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Person—Indigenous status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)] - - mandatory 1
Person—sex, code N Number 1 mandatory 1

Comments

Comments:
Statistical units are entities from or about which statistics are collected or in respect of which statistics are compiled, tabulated or published.

References

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Relation Count
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0