BIRTH ORDER (MATERNITY SERVICES)

BIRTH ORDER (MATERNITY SERVICES) records the sequence in which the baby was born, with 1 indicating the first or only birth in the sequence (i.

Format / Length

max an2

Description

BIRTH ORDER (MATERNITY SERVICES)  is the same as attribute BIRTH ORDER  for the Maternity Services Data Set  and National Neonatal Data Set - Episodic and Daily Care.

BIRTH ORDER (MATERNITY SERVICES)  records the sequence in which the baby was born, with 1 indicating the first or only birth in the sequence (i.e. singleton), 2 indicating the second birth in the sequence, 3 indicating the third, etc.

For the Maternity Services Data Set:

  • the value is presented in the range 1-15

  • Unknown indicates not recorded.

Default Codes

Code Description

UU

Unknown

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural BIRTH ORDERS (MATERNITY SERVICES)