Birth—Apgar score (at 5 minutes), code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Apgar score at 5 minutes
Synonymous names:Apgar score at 5 minutes
METeOR identifier:269989
Registration status:Health, Superseded 07/12/2005
Definition:Numerical score to evaluate the baby's condition at 5 minutes after birth.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Birth—Apgar score
METeOR identifier:269427
Registration status:Health, Superseded 07/12/2005
Definition:Numerical score to evaluate the baby's condition after birth.
Context:

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.

Object class:Birth
Property:Apgar score

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Apgar score code NN
METeOR identifier:270580
Registration status:Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/06/2020
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:A code set representing the condition of the baby, soon after birth.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:NN
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
00-10Apgar score
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:The score is based on the five characteristics of heart rate, respiratory condition, muscle tone, reflexes and colour. The maximum or best score being 10.

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Apgar score at 5 minutes, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.5 KB)

Has been superseded by Birth—Apgar score (at 5 minutes), code NN Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/06/2020, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018