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Preterm labour

Data Item category

Maternal Morbidity - gestational

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Data definitions

ANZNN: The presence of regular painful contractions during this pregnancy; leading to the progressive effacement and dilatation of the cervix, eventually leading to the birth of this baby and commencing before 37 completed weeks' gestation.
NSW Perinatal Mortality Committee: Was there spontaneous preterm delivery (less than 37 weeks)?

Additional information

Use of less than or equal to 36.6 or less than 37 weeks may prevent confusion over whether 37 completed mean 37.6 or 36.6. QLD PDC collects pregnancy complications which includes a range of tick boxes as well as a freetext "other". Complications are recorded as an ICD-10-AM code and may include this condition.

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