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Definition

There are two measures for this indicator:

Measure (1a): Mortality rates for children aged less than five years, by Indigenous status

Measure (1b): Excess deaths for Indigenous children aged less than five years.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data for this indicator is for perinatal mortality, infant mortality, child 1-4 years mortality and child 0-4 years mortality.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Perinatal: Number of perinatal deaths (foetal and neo-natal)

Infant: Number of deaths among children aged 0-1 years

Children 1-4: Number of deaths among children aged 1-4 years

Children 0-4: Number of deaths among children 0 to 4 years
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Denominator
Perinatal: Number of all live births and stillbirths

Infant: Number of live births

Children 1-4: Population aged 1-4 years

Children 0-4: Population aged 0-4 years
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Computation

Part A: Number, rate, rate ratio and rate difference

Part B: Excess deaths: Observed number of Indigenous deaths among perinatals, infants, children aged 1–4 years and children aged 0–4 years less expected number of deaths among Indigenous children of the corresponding age group if the age specific rate of the non-Indigenous population was applied to the Indigenous population.
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Disaggregation

Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Part A: Number, rate, rate ratio and rate difference

Part B: Excess deaths: Observed number of Indigenous deaths among perinatals, infants, children aged 1–4 years and children aged 0–4 years less expected number of deaths among Indigenous children of the corresponding age group if the age specific rate of the non-Indigenous population was applied to the Indigenous population.
Numerators
Perinatal: Number of perinatal deaths (foetal and neo-natal)

Infant: Number of deaths among children aged 0-1 years

Children 1-4: Number of deaths among children aged 1-4 years

Children 0-4: Number of deaths among children 0 to 4 years
Denominators
Perinatal: Number of all live births and stillbirths

Infant: Number of live births

Children 1-4: Population aged 1-4 years

Children 0-4: Population aged 0-4 years
Disaggregation

References

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