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Definition

Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were categorised as one of the following:

  • Low (less than 2,500 grams)
  • Normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
  • High (4,500 grams and over).

Indicator Summary

Numerator

Calculation A: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight was recorded at the primary health care service with a result categorised as low (less than 2,500 grams).

Calculation B: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight was recorded at the primary health care service with a result categorised as normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams).

Calculation C: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight was recorded at the primary health care service with a result categorised as high (4,500 grams and over).

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Denominator
Calculation A, B and C: Total number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight has been recorded at the primary health care service.
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Computation

Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were categorised as one of the following:

  • Low (less than 2,500 grams)
  • Normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
  • High (4,500 grams and over).

Birth weight is defined as the first weight of a baby obtained after birth.

Presented as a percentage.

Calculated separately for …

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight results were categorised as one of the following:

  • Low (less than 2,500 grams)
  • Normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams)
  • High (4,500 grams and over).

Birth weight is defined as the first weight of a baby obtained after birth.

Presented as a percentage.

Calculated separately for each weight range.

Excludes multiple births and stillbirths. Births that are at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birthweight are included.

Excludes unknown birthweight and unknown gestational age.

'Previous 12 months' refers to the previous financial year or previous calendar year.

Numerators

Calculation A: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight was recorded at the primary health care service with a result categorised as low (less than 2,500 grams).

Calculation B: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight was recorded at the primary health care service with a result categorised as normal (2,500 grams to less than 4,500 grams).

Calculation C: Number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight was recorded at the primary health care service with a result categorised as high (4,500 grams and over).

Denominators
Calculation A, B and C: Total number of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight has been recorded at the primary health care service.
Disaggregation

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