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Definition

There are two measures for this indicator:

Measure (1a): Mortality rates for children aged less than five years, by leading causes of death (ICD-10 chapter level), by Indigenous status

Measure (1b): Excess deaths for Indigenous children aged less than five years, by leading causes of death (ICD-10 chapter level).

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

'Perinatal mortality’ is defined as death of an infant within 28 days of birth (neonatal death) or of a fetus (unborn child) that weighs at least 400 grams or, if birth weight is unavailable, at gestational age of 20 weeks or more.

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

Part B: Excess deaths for Indigenous children aged less …
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Disaggregation

Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

'Perinatal mortality’ is defined as death of an infant within 28 days of birth (neonatal death) or of a fetus (unborn child) that weighs at least 400 grams or, if birth weight is unavailable, at gestational age of 20 weeks or more.

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

Part B: Excess deaths for Indigenous children aged less than 5 years is defined as the 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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