Year 2010-13 2010-13 2010-13 2010-14 2011-14 2011-14 2011-14 2011-14 2012-14 2012-15 2014-16 2020-21

*During COVID-19

Wave 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Age 1st and 2nd trimester 3rd trimester Birth/perinatal 4 weeks 3 months 6 months 9 months 12 months 18 months 2 years Preschool
4 years
Primary school
7-9 yrs
Due date P:NCS O:VPDC
Prematurity P:NCS M O:VPDC
Multiple birth O:VPDC P:SDV
Birth order O:VPDC P:SDV
Method of delivery O:VPDC
Labour O:VPDC
Obstetric complications/
interventions (during delivery)
Birth defects/congenital
Length of hospital stay O:VPDC
Birth weight P:NCS M O:VPDC
Birth length O
Birth head circumference O
Birth abdomen circumference O
Birth thigh circumference O
Birth mid upper arm circumference O
Birth skin folds (sub-scapular, triceps) O
Fertility/Assisted reproductive
Birth plurality O:VPDC
Neonatal care (intensive, special care,
transfer to another hospital for specialist care)

Featured measurements

NCS: National Children's Study derived
SDV: Study Devised Variable
VPDC: Victorian Perinatal Data Collection


A = Administration report abstraction
C = Index child report (reporting on others)
L = Linkage (to other databases)
M = Medical records data abstraction
O = Observation/direct assessment
N = Nurse report
P = Parent/primary caregiver report
Pe = Peer report
S = Self report
T = Teacher report
X = Undefined
X BF = Pertaining to biological father
X BM = Pertaining to biological mother
C = Pertaining to index child
X F = Pertaining to father
X Fam = Pertaining to family
X G = Pertaining to grandparent(s)
X M = Pertaining to mother
X P = Pertaining to parent(s)
X Pa = Pertaining to partner
X Pe = Pertaining to peers
X Pr = Pertaining to primary caregiver
X Si = Pertaining to sibling(s)