Antenatal period indicators

The National Core Maternity Indicators (NCMIs) associated with the antenatal period present information on measures of clinical activity and mother’s risk factors between 2011 and 2017.

Data for each indicator are presented by jurisdiction of birth, and at the national level by hospital annual number of births, hospital sector, and mother’s Indigenous status. Some indicators are presented by remoteness, disadvantage quintile and other data groupings where relevant.

During the antenatal period:

  • In 2017, fewer than 1 in 10 women (9.6%) smoked in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, a decrease from 12.9% in 2011. However, around three-quarters (73.4%) of women who previously reported smoking continued to smoke after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
  • The proportion of women receiving antenatal care in the first trimester (3 to 13 weeks of pregnancy) remained steady in the majority of jurisdictions between 2011 and 2017 with around three in four women (72.1%) receiving antenatal care in their first trimester in 2017.
Antenatal period indicators
Measure Baseline
year
Baseline
per cent (%)
Current year 2017
per cent (%)
PI01 Tobacco smoking in pregnancy
  1. in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy for all women giving birth
  2. after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy for all women who gave birth and reported smoking during pregnancy

2011

2011

12.9

71.4

9.5

73.4
PI02 Antenatal care in the first trimester for all women giving birth 2011 65.9 72.1