Data Element

Multiple Gestation

Multiple gestation is pregnancy with more than one baby at a time. Examples include pregnancy with twins, triplets, and quadruplets. Multiple gestation is a type of high-risk pregnancy that occurs in approximately three percent of pregnancies.


CDC's Consolidated Comment for USCDI v5

  • Proposed change:
  1. Please provide clarification on differences between this data element and Plurality. Is this a yes/no response?
  2. Please REMOVE from "Additional Specifications": Vital Records Birth and Fetal Death Reporting

NACCHO Comment: Support - This will be confusing to LHDs to have two elements that are so similar.

ICD-10-CM O60.X, Z38.3X and Z38.6X not specified in submission

ICD-10-CM codes representing multiple gestations and pregnancy outcomes are not immediately transparent in the submission. 

Recommend adding or highly considering ICD-10-CM O60.X, Z38.3X and Z38.6X , which are diagnostic and encounter-level representation of a patient's pregnancy episode or delivery.

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