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    Overview
    Acronym
    NOIS
    Type of information
    Registry data
    Description

    The NOIS system collects, stores, retrieves, analyses and disseminates national aggregated obstetric data regarding the mother, pregnancy, delivery and infant outcome. It aims to to provide obstetricians, managers, health educators and non-medical professionals with accurate and timely feedback on aggregated obstetric events of interest. 

    Data collection started in 2000 and is still ongoing. 

    Funding

    The Registry is part of the Directorate for Health Information and Research and is wholly funded by the Government of Malta.

    Free keywords
    NOIS
    maternal health
    foetal
    Obstetrics
    Topics
    Determinants of health » Individual characteristics and behaviours » Behaviours » Reproductive and maternal ;
    Determinants of health » Individual characteristics and behaviours » Individual characteristics » Birth weight ;
    Health status » Mortality » Maternal, perinatal and newborn mortality » Maternal mortality ;
    Health systems » Health system performance » Quality » Reproductive, maternal and newborn health
    Country(ies)
    Malta
    GEO coverage
    Nuts 1
    Target Population
    Specific groups
    Sex
    Woman
    Data Collection Period
    Language(s)
    English
    Updating Periodicity
    Daily
    Personal Identifier
    National identifier
    Level of aggregation
    Individual
    Terms of data access

    Open aggregate data are available at https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/dhir/Pages/Introduction.aspx where the data in aggregated format could be found and selected for different needs. Access to microdata for research and analytical purposes (for registered researchers, researchers in public administration and registered research institutions) can also be provided after a request for data application form is submitted. Application form for the anonymised microdata is available at the web page: https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/dhir/Pages/request-for-data-form.aspx . Researchers shall send the completed application for obtaining microdata by e-mail to healthinfo@gov.mt. Requests are then handled by internally following strict adherence to ethical and data confidentiality requirements prior to release of data.

    Linkage possible
    Yes
    Data Owner(s)
    Directorate for Health Information and Research
    Contact name
    Dr Miriam Gatt
    Contact e-mail
    healthinfo@gov.mt
    Contact info (address)

    DHIR, 95, Telghet Gwardamanga, PIETA', Malta