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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040138 v2
Data Element
Data Element
Information Management Strategic Governance Committee (IMSGC), Queensland Health
Indicates when the heartbeat of the baby ceased relative to the birth.
Perinatal deaths
Baby's heart beat ceased
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Permissible Values


1Before labour commenced
2During labour but before delivery
3Before delivery but not known if before or during labour
4After delivery
Supplementary Values


9Not known if before or after delivery
Collection and Usage Attributes
Code 1 Before labour commenced
The baby's heartbeat ceased before labour commenced.

Code 2 During labour but before delivery
The baby's heartbeat ceased during labour, but before delivery.

Code 3 Before delivery but not known if before or during labour
The baby's heartbeat ceased before delivery, but it is not known if it was before or during labour.

Code 4 After delivery
The baby's heartbeat ceased after delivery.

Code 9 Not known if before or after delivery
It is not known if the baby's heartbeat ceased before or after delivery.
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC):
Perinatal death information is obtained from the Cause of Death Certificate - Form 9 and Perinatal Supplement (to Cause of Death Certificate) - Form 9A from the Registrar General.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementBaby's heart beat ceasedQH 040138 Version 1Current
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptProduct of birthQH 040403 Version 1Current
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)QH 020003 Version 2MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2019
Source and Reference Attributes