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