Babies born preterm in New Zealand
2011–2015, number of babies
Each individual represented in the data is allocated to a single ethnic group, using the following priority system: Māori > Pacific peoples > Indian > Asian (excl. Indian) > Other > European. Individuals of European and of Other ethnicities are grouped together and presented as being part of the 'European or Other' ethnic group due to small numbers in the 'Other' ethnic group.
Deprivation is derived according to the residence of the individual. Deprivation scores are based on the 2013 Deprivation Index for women giving birth from 2010 onwards. Numbers and rates are presented by deprivation quintile, ranging from quintile 1 (least deprived) to quintile 5 (most deprived).
District health boards (DHBs) presented are derived from the residence of the individual (instead of the facility where the woman gave birth or baby was born).
Deprivation quintiles are based on the area of residence for the woman or baby. They range from 1 (least deprived) to 5 (most deprived), according to the 2006 New Zealand Deprivation Index. Approximately equal numbers of the population reside in areas associated with each of the five deprivation quintile areas.
This publication uses prioritised ethnicity, whereby each person represented in the data is allocated to a single ethnic group using the priority system Māori > Pacific peoples > Asian > European > Other. The aim of prioritisation is to ensure that where it is necessary to assign people to a single ethnic group, ethnic groups that are small or important in terms of policy are not swamped by the European ethnic group.
Data provided by
Report on Maternity 2015
How to find the data
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Import & extraction details
File as imported: Report on Maternity 2015
From the dataset Report on Maternity 2015, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Gestation
- Provided: 615 data points
Dataset originally released on:
August 19, 2017
Purpose of collection
To provide annual health statistics about women giving birth, their pregnancy and childbirth experience and the characteristics of live-born babies in New Zealand.
Method of collection/Data provider
Population data for rate calculations was provided by Statistics New Zealand.