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released: 23 Nov 2007 author: Laws P, Abeywardana S, Walker J & Sullivan EA media release

Australia's mothers and babies 2005 is the fifteenth report providing information on births in Australia from perinatal data collections for each state and territory. The report presents demographic, pregnancy and childbirth factors of women who gave birth in 2005 and the characteristics and outcomes of their babies. This edition includes a chapter on socioeconomic status of mothers. The report is produced by the AIHW National Perinatal Statistics Unit based at the University of New South Wales and can be used by researchers, academics, students, policy makers and health service planners, and those providing services in reproductive health.

ISSN 1321-8336; ISBN 978 1 74024 736 8; Cat. no. PER 40; 116pp.; Out of print

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Key findings
  • Sections
    1. Introduction
    2. Summary data
    3. Mothers
      • Demographic profile
      • Maternal characteristics and risk factors
      • Labour and birth characteristics
      • Women who gave birth in hospitals
      • Homebirths
    4. Babies
      • Demographic profile
      • Outcomes
      • Hospital births
    5. Special topic: Socioeconomic status of women who gave birth
    6. Perinatal mortality
      • Definitions
      • Australian Bureau of Statistics data
      • National Perinatal Data Collection data
    7. Babies in level III neonatal intensive care units
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. Data used in figures
      2. State and territory pre-existing and pregnancy-related medical conditions data
        • Data
      3. Perinatal National Minimum Data Set items
      4. State and territory perinatal reports
      5. State and territory perinatal data collection contacts
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Laws P, Abeywardana S, Walker J & Sullivan EA 2007. Australia's mothers and babies 2005. Perinatal statistics series no. 20. Cat. no. PER 40. Canberra: AIHW.