HICDEP Development (#1) - tblNEWBORN - Information about newborns(6) (#99) - Message List
This is the sixth topic with discussions of tables related to pregnant women and pregnancy outcomes in view of potential inclusion of some of the tables/variables in the IeDEA data harmonization efforts.
Please see http://www.hicdep.org/wiki/Hicdep_1.100/TableNewborn for the current version of this table.
BM suggests to consider the use of the key field
CHILD_ID Patient ID of the child
plus the fields
BRFEED_SD Breastfeeding start date
BRFEED_ED Breastfeeding end date
ABNORM_Y Did any abnormalities occur (if yes, record in tblNEWBORN_ABRNORM)
Since tblNEWBORN only contains one record per child, time-updated information on breastfeeding cannot be recorded. BM suggests that we may consider adding more specifics in tblVIS http://www.hicdep.org/wiki/Hicdep_1.100/TableVIS in addition to the existing time-updated variable BREASTF_Y (Breastfeeding yes/no/unknown). The additional variable could code for mixed an/or formula feeding and possibly introduction of solids.