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released: 25 Nov 2016 author: AIHW

Australia’s mothers and babies 2014—in brief presents key statistics and trends on pregnancy and childbirth of mothers, and the characteristics and outcomes of their babies. This publication is designed to accompany the perinatal dynamic data display available online at www.aihw.gov.au/perinatal-data/.

ISSN 2205-5134 (PDF) 1321-8336 (Print); ISBN 978-1-76054-030-2; Cat. no. PER 87; 80pp.; $30

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AIHW information on mothers and babies

Australia’s mothers and babies 2014—in brief presents an overview of the key statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Perinatal Data Collection. The AIHW’s online perinatal dynamic data display complements this report and is available at Perinatal data.

Detailed supplementary tables, including state and territory data, are also available from the additional material tab. This report and the perinatal dynamic data display are part of a comprehensive program of AIHW work in relation to maternal and perinatal care and outcomes. Other major projects are:

  • National Core Maternity Indicators (NCMIs) dynamic data display and reports. The NCMIs monitor the safety and quality of maternity care to ensure there is continual improvement following the introduction of the National Maternity Services Plan (AHMC 2011)
  • National Maternity Data Development Project (NMDDP). The aim of the NMDDP is to build a more comprehensive and consistent national data collection for maternal and perinatal health, including data development of clinical data items and maternity models of care and the establishment of ongoing national maternal and perinatal mortality data collection and reporting.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Australia's mothers and babies 2014—in brief. Perinatal statistics series no. 32. Cat. no. PER 87. Canberra: AIHW.

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