The National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC) is a national population-based cross-sectional collection of data on pregnancy and childbirth. The data are based on births reported to the perinatal data collection in each state and territory in Australia. Midwives and other birth attendants, using information obtained from mothers and from hospital or other records, complete notification forms for each birth. A standard de-identified extract is provided to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) on an annual basis to form the NPDC.
from 1 January 1991 to 31 December 2017
National and state
Includes live births and stillbirths, where gestational age is at least 20 weeks or birthweight is at least 400 grams, except in Victoria and Western Australia, where births are included if gestational age is at least 20 weeks or, if gestation is unknown, birthweight is at least 400 grams.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Perinatal National Minimum Data Set 2014–2018
Perinatal National Minimum data set 2017–18
NPDC Data Quality Statement
Maternity Information Matrix
External links and information
Mothers and babies publications
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