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released: 10 Dec 2009 author: Laws P & Sullivan EA media release

Australia's mothers and babies 2007 is the 17th 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 2007 and the characteristics and outcomes of their babies.

ISSN 1321-8336; ISBN 978 1 74024 988 1; Cat. no. PER 48; 124pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary  
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • Purpose of this report
      • National Perinatal Data Collection
      • The Perinatal National Minimum Data Set
      • The National Perinatal Data Development Committee
      • Data quality, presentation and interpretation
      • Structure of this report
    2. Summary data
      • Women who gave birth and births
    3. Mothers
      • Demographic profile
        • Maternal age
        • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers
        • Geographical location of the mother’s usual residence
        • Maternal country of birth
      • Maternal characteristics
        • Parity
        • Previous caesarean sections
        • Assisted reproduction technology
      • Antenatal period
        • Antenatal visits
        • Smoking during pregnancy
      • Labour and birth characteristics
        • Place of birth
        • Duration of pregnancy
        • Multiple pregnancy
        • Onset and type of labour
        • Pain relief for labour and operative delivery
        • Presentation at birth
        • Method of birth
        • Pre-existing and pregnancy-related medical conditions
      • Women who gave birth in hospitals
        • Hospitals and birth centres
        • Hospital sector
        • Admitted patient elected accommodation status
        • Method of birth and hospital sector
        • Length of stay in hospital
        • Mode of separation from hospital
      • Homebirths
    4. Babies
      • Demographic profile
        • Birth status
        • Month of birth
        • Sex
        • Babies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers
      • Outcomes
        • Gestational age
        • Birthweight
        • Presentation at birth
        • Method of birth
        • Apgar scores
        • Resuscitation at birth
        • Admission to special care nurseries or neonatal intensive care units
      • Hospital births
        • Length of stay in hospital of birth
        • Mode of separation from hospital
    5. Special topic: birth centre births
    6. Perinatal mortality
      • Definitions
      • Fetal deaths
      • Neonatal deaths
      • Perinatal deaths
      • Causes of perinatal deaths
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. State and territory perinatal reports
      2. State and territory perinatal data collection contacts
      3. Perinatal National Minimum Data Set items
      4. Data used in figures
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Laws P & Sullivan EA 2009. Australia's mothers and babies 2007. Perinatal statistics series no. 23. Cat. no. PER 48. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 June 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468312>.

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