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Perinatal related

Perinatal related
technical reports

Perinatal related
information circulars

Latest perinatal releases


Release date

 Rural Maternity Taskforce Report June 2019

Statistical analysis reports

Comparing perinatal mortality rates between jurisdictions
An estimate of the extent of under-registration of births in Queensland (PDF,177kB)
A multivariate approach to the disparity in perinatal outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, Queensland (PDF, 626kB)
Key Findings: Perinatal risk factors and outcomes, 2007/08-2011/12 (PDF, 531kB) 
Congenital Anomalies In Queensland: 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2010 (PDF, 303kB)

Other perinatal links

Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council - Publications 
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection Manuals
Data Quality Statement Perinatal Data Collection (PDC) (PDF,158kB) 
Rural Maternity Taskforce Report

Perinatal scorecard

Rate of Perinatal Mortality and Selected Perinatal Risk Factors, 2010-12p., and post-neonatal Death, 2008-10p., by Hospital and Health Service of usual residence, compared with Queensland (PDF,159kB)

Perinatal annual reports

Perinatal Statistics - Queensland 2017 
Perinatal Statistics - Queensland 2016
Perinatal Statistics - Queensland 2015
Perinatal Statistics - Queensland 2014 
Perinatal Statistics - Queensland 2013   
Perinatal Statistics - Queensland 2012 
Perinatal Statistics - Queensland 2011 
Perinatal Statistics - Queensland 2010  
Perinatal Statistics - Queensland 2009  
Time series data is available in the summary statistics table of the latest annual Perinatal Statistics.
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Perinatal related statbites

Statbite # 75Morbidity and mortality associated with older maternal age at birth, Queensland, 2014 and 2015 (PDF, 95kB)
Statbite # 74Determinants of caesarean section in Queensland, 2006 to 2015 (PDF, 128kB)
Statbite # 64Trends in stillbirths and neonatal deaths among babies born to Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in Queensland, 1989-1993 to 2009-2013 (PDF, 150kB)
Statbite # 62Identification of Indigenous status for measurement of perinatal risk factors and outcomes: mother or baby? (PDF, 354kB)
Statbite # 56Morbidity and mortality associated with older maternal age at birth (PDF, 125kB)
Statbite # 54Morbidity and mortality associated with peripartum hysterectomy in Queensland (PDF, 99kB)
Statbite # 53Characteristics of older mothers in pregnancy (PDF, 90kB)
Statbite # 47The incidence of peripartum hysterectomy in Queensland (PDF, 98kB)
Statbite # 46Closing the gap in low birthweight births between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous mothers, Queensland (PDF, 367kB)
Statbite # 45Closing the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five in Queensland (PDF, 92kB)
Statbite # 44Antenatal Screening in Queensland 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2010: Maternal characteristics (PDF, 98kB)
Statbite # 40Dialysis prevalence in Queensland adults by Indigenous status: Projected trends to 2026 (PDF, 104kB)
Statbite # 39Trends in caesarean section rates amongst women giving birth following conception by Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in Queensland, 1998 to 2008 (PDF, 98kB)
Statbite # 36Fertility of Indigenous women in Queensland (PDF, 76kB)
Statbite # 35Labour and delivery characteristics associated with primary postpartum haemorrhage, Queensland, 2008 (PDF, 112kB)
Statbite # 34Characteristics of women in Queensland who gave birth following conception by Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), 1998 to 2008 (PDF, 87kB)
Statbite # 30Selected adverse maternal outcomes following a previous caesarean section in Queensland (PDF, 89kB)
Statbite # 29Incidence of primary postpartum haemorrhage with selected maternal characteristics, Queensland, 2008 (PDF, 130kB)
Statbite # 27Maternal obesity and selected pregnancy risks and outcomes in nulliparous mothers in Queensland 2008 (PDF, 74kB)
Statbite # 26Agreement between diagnosis recorded in Emergency Department and admitted patient data, Queensland Hospitals, 2007/08 (PDF, 66kB)
Statbite # 25Impact of time of delivery on perinatal outcomes in Queensland (PDF, 96kB)
Statbite # 23The effect of Body Mass Index on delivery method of low risk pregnancies in public and private patients, Queensland 2008 (PDF, 80kB)
Statbite # 21Characteristics of overweight and obese mothers in Queensland, 2008 (PDF, 77kB)
Statbite # 20Sepsis in mothers following births in public and private sector facilities in Queensland 2007/2008 (PDF, 168kB)
Statbite # 19a

Characteristics of women with a pregnancy affected by neural tube defects in Queensland 1 July 2007 to 30 June 20 (PDF, 81kB)
Previous Version(PDF, 97kB)

Statbite # 18a

Characteristics of women with a pregnancy affected by Trisomy 21 in Queensland 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2010 (PDF, 81kB)
Previous Version(PDF, 94kB)

Statbite # 17Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancy at birth in Queensland and Australia (PDF, 75kB)
Statbite # 14aTrisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) in Queensland: 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2010 (PDF, 79kB)
Previous Version(PDF, 75kB)
Statbite # 13aNeural tube defects in Queensland: 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2010 (PDF, 88kB)    
Previous Version(PDF, 95kB)
Statbite # 12New initiatives in the surveillance of congenital anomalies in Queensland 2007-2008 (PDF, 109kB)
Statbite # 9Determinants of caesarean section in Queensland, 1997-2006 (PDF, 127kB)
Statbite # 7The changing pattern of birthing in Queensland hospitals between 1987 and 2006 (PDF, 81kB)
Statbite # 5Indigenous trends in population-based indicators of perinatal health in Queensland (PDF, 82kB)
Statbite # 1Indigenous infant mortality - the denominator dilemma (PDF,93kB)
 All other Statbites can be found here.

Perinatal related technical reports

Taskforce report
Queensland perinatal and infant mortality taskforce report (PDF, 744.6kB)
Technical Report #13Data quality issues to be aware of when using the Queensland Perinatal Data Collection to estimate the prevalence of congenital anomalies at birth in Queensland (PDF, 812kB)
Technical Report #4Technical notes on compliance with the maternal height and weight measures (at time of conception) included in the Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC) from July 2007 (PDF,130kB)
Technical Report #2Measuring Indigenous perinatal outcomes - should we use the Indigenous status of the mother, father or baby? (PDF, 135kB) 
Technical Report #1Technical notes on QH_CONG_ANOM: Congenital anomalies in terminations of pregnancy at less than 20 weeks gestation (PDF, 114kB)
 All other Technical Reports can be found here.

Perinatal related information circulars

Information Circular #77A preliminary look at the rates of cigarette smoking among mothers giving birth in Queensland (PDF, 183kB) 
Information Circular #75Summary statistics on congenital anomalies in Queensland 1988-2004 (PDF, 318kB)
Information Circular #72Caesarean Section Deliveries in Queensland (PDF, 146kB) 
Information Circular #67Trends in perinatal mortality, birth weight and gestational age among Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and non-Indigenous babies in Queensland (PDF, 158kB)
Information Circular #35Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in Queensland: An update (PDF, 132kB) 
Information Circular #33Benchmarking - Mortality Rates Amongst Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development Countries (PDF, 762kB)
Information Circular #32Benchmarking - Interstate Differences in Mortality for the Four National Priorities and other
Conditions (PDF, 225kB)
Information Circular #15EReducing the Risk of SIDS:  An Update (PDF, 628kB)
 All other Information Circulars can be found here.

Information sheets

Comparing perinatal mortality rates between jurisdictions

August 2017
Last updated: 23 November 2016