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Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Data Item category

Maternal Morbidity - gestational

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

S/T Perinatal Data Collections:
VIC: GBS+ is present in the vaginal and rectal flora of approximately 25% of pregnant women. For most women there are no symptoms of carrying the GBS+ bacteria.

Additional information

QLD, WA, TAS, ACT collect "other complications of pregnancy" as a free text field which may capture GBS+. Tas PDC collects this information in Obstetrix Tas, a statewide Electronic Perinatal Database that is used in public maternity and publically contracted private hospitals throughout Tasmania.

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