The 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 complete notification forms for each birth using information obtained from mothers and from hospital or other records. A standard de-identified extract is provided to the AIHW annually.
from 1 January 1991 to 31 December 2014
National | National and state and territory | Other
Includes live births and stillbirths, where gestational age is at least 20 weeks or birthweight is at least 400 grams, except in 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.
See also NPDC DQS
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Perinatal DSS 2014-15
Perinatal NMDS 2014-18
External links and information
Maternity Information Matrix
Mothers & babies publications
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