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Birth—Apgar score

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269427
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/12/2005
Definition:Help on this termNumerical score to evaluate the baby's condition after birth.
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Perinatal statistics:

Required to analyse pregnancy outcome, particularly after complications of pregnancy, labour and birth. The Apgar score is an indicator of the health of a baby.

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Object class:Birth
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The complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of at least 20 weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight, where the product can be live born or stillborn.

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Perinatal

Specialisation of:Help on this termPerson/group of persons

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Property:Apgar score
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The score used to evaluate the fitness of a newborn infant, based on heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, cough reflex, and colour.

Property group:Help on this termAssessment event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd edn. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd

Data element concept attributes

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

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Has been superseded by Birth—Apgar score Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Birth—Apgar score (at 1 minute), code NN Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Birth—Apgar score (at 5 minutes), code NN Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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