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 Guide icon Birth Reporting Explain
Guide iconBirth Reporting:
The medical professionals shall communicate the birth information with household and health authorities within seven days of the childbirth. Live and still births delivered in the hospital, clinic, midwife station or the parturient’s own home shall all be reported, no matter the parturient or her spouse is an ROC citizen or not.
Guide iconLive Births:
Lives births refer to an infant completely delivered by or taken from the parturient, regardless of the length of pregnancy. After being separated from the parturient, a live birth must breathe or demonstrate other signs of living, such as heartbeat, umbilical cord beat or obvious movement of the voluntary muscles, no matter the umbilical cord has been severed or the placenta is still attached.
Guide iconStill Births:
Still births refer to those whose pregnancy is longer than 20 weeks or whose weight is more than 500 grams (fetal death in medium or late stage). After being separated from the parturient, those that cannot breathe or demonstrate other signs of living, such as heartbeat, umbilical cord beat or obvious movement of the voluntary muscles are regarded as still births.
Guide iconMonth of Birth:
Months of birth are divided into the following twelve categories: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.
Guide iconLive Birth Order:
Live birth order refers to the number of the series of live births the parturient has had, including this reported one.
Guide iconMultiple Births:
Multiple Births refer to singleton, twins, triplets, above quadruplets.
Guide iconBirth Place by City/County:
Birth places are categorized according to the administrative divisions of the ROC. They consist of the following 26 categories: Taipei City, Kaohsiung City, Keelung, Hsinchu City, Taichung City, Chiai City, Tainan City, Taipei County, Taoyuan County, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Taichung County, Changhua County, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Chiai County, Tainan County, Kaohsiung County, Pingtung County, Ilan County, Hualien County, Taitung County, Penghu County, Kinmen County, Lianjiang County, and others. “Others” refer to a foreign territory and unspecified information.
Tables containing city/county statistical data illustrate the following four types of information: (1) current residence of the parturient; (2) registered household of the parturient; (3) birth place. If the spouse is non-citizen, unknown or left blank, then the registered household of the parturient will be used as the registered household of her spouse.
Guide iconAge of the Parturient 1:
Age of the parturient is the number of years from the parturient’s date of birth to her infant’s date of birth. It is rounded down to the integer; number of days not adding up to a year is ignored. Hence, age of the parturient is the full years of age.
Age of the parturient is divided into the following eight age groups: <15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, ≧50 and parturient unknown.
Guide iconAge of the Parturient 2:
Age of the parturient is the number of years from the parturient’s date of birth to her infant’s date of birth. It is rounded down to the integer; number of days not adding up to a year is ignored. Hence, age of the parturient is the full years of age.
Age of the parturient is divided into the following eight age groups: <20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, ≧50 and parturient unknown.
Guide iconOriginal Nationality of the Parturient 1:
Original nationalities of the parturient are classified into ROC citizens and non-citizens.
Guide iconOriginal Nationality of the Parturient 2:
Original nationalities of the parturient are classified into ROC citizens and non-citizens. Non-citizens are further categorized into eight nationalities: Mainland Chinese (including HK and Macao), Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Filipino, Burmese, Cambodian, and others.
Guide iconBirth Delivery Place:
Birth delivery places are classified into seven categories: hospitals, clinics, midwife’s station, home of the parturient, and others.
Guide iconBirth Delivery Medical Professional:
Birth delivery medical professionals are classified into three types: physicians, midwives, and others.
Guide iconMethod of Delivery 1:
Methods of delivery are divided into six categories: vaginal delivery, forceps delivery, vacuum extractor delivery, vaginal birth after cesarean, cesarean section, and previous cesarean section.
Guide iconMethod of Delivery 2:
Methods of delivery are divided into two categories: vaginal birth, cesarean section.
Guide iconSex of the Birth:
Sex of the birth can be male, female or unknown.
Guide iconBirth Weight 1:
Birth weight is classified into eleven ranges: <500 grams, 500-999 grams, 1000-1499 grams, 1500-1999 grams, 2000-2499 grams, 2500-2999 grams, 3000-3499 grams, 3500-3999 grams, 4000-4499 grams, and ≧5000 grams.
Guide iconBirth Weight 2:
Birth weight is classified into six ranges: <1000 grams, 1000-1999 grams, 2000-2999 grams, 3000-3999 grams, 4000-4999 grams, and ≧5000 grams.
Guide iconBirth Weight 3:
Birth weight is classified into four ranges: <1500 grams, 1500-2499 grams, 2500-3999 grams, and ≧4000 grams.
Guide iconWeeks of Pregnancy:
Weeks of pregnancy are classified into three lengths: <37 weeks, 37-41 weeks, and ≧42 weeks.
Guide iconBirths With or Without Inherited Defects:
Births are classified into two categories: having inherited defects and having no inherited defects. Births with inherited defects could have any inherited defect, and births without inherited defects have none at all.