Maternity - Women giving birth by type of birth 2005–2014
Ministry of Health
Birth procedure type codes are only available for women giving birth at a maternity facility.
Women giving birth at home are assumed to have a spontaneous vertex (normal) delivery.
Women may have more than one birth procedure for each pregnancy so a priority system is used to allocate one procedure type per pregnancy.
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 2014
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Data tables' from the right-hand column.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Report on Maternity 2014
From the dataset Report on Maternity 2014, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: BirthType
- Provided: 280 data points
Dataset originally released on:
December 07, 2015
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
Maternity-related data was extracted from the National Maternity Collection on 11 August 2015.
Population data for rate calculations was provided by Statistics New Zealand.