Set-up and future applications of the Taiwan Maternal and Child Health Database (TMCHD)

Chung-Yi Li, Lea Hua Chen, Meng Jiun Chiou, Fu Wen Liang, Tsung-Hsueh Lu

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Objectives: To introduce the process of setting up the Taiwan Maternal and Child Health Database (TMCHD) and the content of the TMCHD. Methods: This project utilized the Taiwan Birth Registration Database (BRD), Birth Certificate Application (BCA), National Register of Death (NRD [2004-2011 for the BRD, BCA, and NRD]), and the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD [1998-2011]) to inter-link the medical claims of offspring and their parents. An effort was also made to restore the medical claims of a parent to his/her newborn; medical claims are usually issued to one of the parent within 60 days after birth. Results: The TMCHD includes the information derived from inpatient/outpatient claims of all infants born between 2004 and 2011, in addition to a number of variables recorded in the BRD, including birthweight, gestational age, and single/multiple births. The variables in the BCA, such as maternal smoking, alcohol consumption, and newborn Apgar scores, were identified in a separate file. The medical claims of parents retrieved from the NHIRD, including medical orders (1998-2011) and the information pertaining to mortality retrieved from the NRD (2001-2011), were arranged in separate files. Conclusions: The TMCHD can be used as material for life course studies and may provide better information for evidence-based health policy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-220
Number of pages12
JournalTaiwan Journal of Public Health
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1

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Taiwan
Databases
Birth Certificates
Parturition
Parents
Newborn Infant
Multiple Birth Offspring
Apgar Score
Child Health
Maternal Health
National Health Programs
Health Policy
Alcohol Drinking
Gestational Age
Inpatients
Outpatients
Smoking
Mothers
Mortality
Research

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Set-up and future applications of the Taiwan Maternal and Child Health Database (TMCHD). / Li, Chung-Yi; Chen, Lea Hua; Chiou, Meng Jiun; Liang, Fu Wen; Lu, Tsung-Hsueh.

In: Taiwan Journal of Public Health, Vol. 35, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 209-220.

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