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released: 14 Dec 2015 author: AIHW media release

Australia’s mothers and babies 2013—in brief presents key statistics and trends on pregnancy and childbirth of mothers, and the characteristics and outcomes of their babies. This publication is designed to accompany the Perinatal data portal available online at www.aihw.gov.au/perinatal-data/.

ISSN 2205-5134 (PDF) 1321-8336 (Print); ISBN 978-1-74249-874-4; Cat. no. PER 72; 72pp.; $29

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary pages
    • Title & verso title
    • Contents
    • AIHW information on mothers and babies
    • The National Perinatal Data Collection
  • Body content
    • 1 At a glance
      • Mothers at a glance
      • Babies at a glance
    • 2 Mothers
      • Antenatal care
      • Smoking during pregnancy
      • Maternal health
      • Place of birth
      • Onset of labour
      • Method of birth
      • Pain relief during labour and operative delivery
      • Multiple pregnancies
    • 3 Babies
      • Gestational age
      • Birthweight
      • Low birthweight
      • Baby presentation and method of birth
      • Apgar scores
      • Resuscitation
      • Hospital births and length of stay
      • Admission to special care nurseries and neonatal intensive care units
      • Perinatal deaths
    • 4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and their babies
      • Indigenous mothers
      • Babies of Indigenous mothers
    • 5 About the National Perinatal Data Collection
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • Abbreviations
    • References
    • Acknowledgments
    • Appendix A to C (288KB PDF) 
      • Appendix A: Perinatal National Minimum Data Set items
      • Appendix B: State and territory perinatal data collections
      • Appendix C: Data quality, methods and interpretation 

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Australia's mothers and babies 2013—in brief. Perinatal statistics series no. 31. Cat. no. PER 72. Canberra: AIHW.

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