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Australia’s mothers and babies 2015: in brief

Posted on: 6 November, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 4, October 2017 – December 2017
Related to Births Deaths Hospitalisation Infants and young children Women

Eldridge D, Sedgwick K, Cotter D (2017)
Australia’s mothers and babies 2015: in brief
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia’s mothers and babies 2015: in brief presents an overview of some of the key statistics and concepts from the National perinatal data collection. Detailed information on mothers and babies include:

  • demographic information
  • maternal characteristics
  • antenatal period
  • labour and birth
  • birth outcomes
  • perinatal deaths.

The report provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific information for mothers; reporting on antenatal care, smoking during pregnancy, pre-existing health conditions and labour. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies, information included in the report focuses on gestation age, birth weight, level of care after birth and perinatal deaths.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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