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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 Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) data for this indicator is for perinatal mortality only.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of perinatal deaths (foetal and neo-natal)
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Denominator
Perinatal: Number of all live births and stillbirths
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Computation
Part A: Number, rate, rate ratio and rate difference

(‘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 B: Excess perinatal deaths: Observed number of Indigenous …
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Disaggregation

Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description
Part A: Number, rate, rate ratio and rate difference

(‘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 B: Excess perinatal deaths: Observed number of Indigenous deaths among perinatals less expected number of perinatal deaths among Indigenous children if the age specific rate of the non-Indigenous population was applied to the Indigenous population.
Numerators
Number of perinatal deaths (foetal and neo-natal)
Denominators
Perinatal: Number of all live births and stillbirths
Disaggregation

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