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Definition

The scope of the WA Abortion Notification System (WA ANS) is defined by Form 1 of the Regulations for the WA Health Act 1911. The WA ANS holds a digital copy of information provided on Form 1 by Medical Practitioners to the Executive Director, Public Health within 14 days of performing a procedure that is intended to terminate a woman's pregnancy or a fetus of a multiple pregnancy. Details of events for women having miscarriages (spontaneous abortions) or procedures to extract fetuses that have died in utero are not included in this collection.

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 #
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Person—age, total years N[NN]
Specific Information:
WA ANS name: Age_last_birthday
Number 3 mandatory 1
Person—Indigenous status, code N
Specific Information:

WA ANS name: Ethnic_origin.

For the WA ANS Form 1 (regulated 2001) the value of "Not stated" for Ethnic_origin has a code of 5. This is considered equal to the code 9 described.

Number 1 mandatory 1
Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Specific Information:
WA ANS name: Post_code_of_residence
- - mandatory 1
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Comments

Guide for use:

This DSS specifies the data elements required to be reported by Medical Practitioners by the WA Health Act 1911, and its Regulations. It also describes any relationships with other DSS or Data Elements.

The WA Health Act 1911 prohibits identifying information being reported on Form 1 for women having induced abortions. Some demographic data are collected for statistical analysis like pregnancy gestation and maternal age, postcode of residence and indigenous status.

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As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0