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Ethnicity of mother

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Mother's demographic data

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NCIS: (only available on New Zealand maternal death record) The Ethnic group or groups that people identify with or feel they belong to. Ethnicity is a measure of cultural affiliation, as opposed to race, ancestry, nationality or citizenship. Ethnicity is self perceived and people can belong to more than one ethnic group. SA Perinatal Data Collection/RCA use a unique classification system. Item described as "Race". Caucasian: a person of 'European' descent. Aboriginal: a person of Aboriginal descent who identifies as Aboriginal and is accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives; Torres Strait Islander: A Torres Strait Islander is a person of Torres Strait Islander descent who identifies as a Torres Strait Islander and is accepted as such by the community in which he/she lives. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander: persons of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. Asian: (exclude Asia Minor) a person originating from all Asian countries, including the Indian Subcontinent (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and SriLanka). Other: other than the above. WA PDC: Caucasian; Asian; Indian (subcontinent); African; Polynesian; Maori; Other; Aboriginal, not Torres Strait Islander; Torres Strait Islander, not Aboriginal; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. ANZNN: Ethnic origin of the mother of baby, as identified by the mother. 1: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (TI) - by descent who identifies as an Aboriginal or TI and is accepted as such by the community with which she is associated.
2: Asian - from countries of Asia, including Fijian Indian.
3: Caucasian - of Caucasoid heritage, includes Arabic, European, Russian, Middle Eastern.
4: Other - includes African Negroes, Inuit, American Blacks and Indians, Melanesian.
5: Pacific Islander.
6: Maori - maternal self-identification.
QLD Perinatal Mortality Committee: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori/Pacific Islander, Papua New Guinean/Timorese, Caucasian, Mediterranean, Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi/Sri Lankan, Cambodian/Las/Vietnamese/Thai, Malay/Philippino/Indonesian, Chinese/Korean/Japanese, Middle Eastern/Nth African, African, Central/Sth American, Other please state. SA PMC: Race of mother - Caucasian, Aboriginal, Asian, Torres Straight Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Other.

Additional information

SA collect "race" using definitions which differ from the Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG).

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