PI 01 - Birthweight recorded

Proportion of Indigenous babies born within the previous 12 months whose birth weight has been recorded.


  • Birth weights are obtained from the infant's record.
  • Birth weight may be recorded either in the infant's biographics or as a weight qualifier recorded on day of birth.
  • All births in last 12 months are considered whether infant was a regular client or not.
  • The infant must have at least one recorded visit to the health service.
Table 1. NKPI PI 01
Element Description
Communicare reports
  • Report > National KPI > PI01 Birth Weight Recorded
  • Report > National KPI > PI01 Birth Weight Recorded Patients
Numerator A patient must have a birth weight recorded in either:
  • Biographics > Birth weight
    Example birth weight in biographics for baby
  • Weight qualifier on any clinical item that has the same performed date as the patient’s date of birth, such as Birth details.
    Example clinical item with date of birth & birth weight
  • All patient records where the date of birth is within the report period and who are Indigenous are included unless they were added after the end of the report period, are fictitious or were a non-patient at the end of the report period.
  • Patients are excluded if their birth weight is known to be less than 400g or their gestation at birth is known to be less than 20 weeks.
  • If the birth weight and gestation at birth are both unknown they are included.
Additional data recording considerations

If birth weight is not recorded on the biographics form but is recorded on the Birth details clinical item, this item must have the same date as the date of birth of the patient.

To audit incorrect dates on this item, use the report at Report > Patients > Birth Details Audit.