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Birth—Apgar score (at 1 minute), code NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termApgar score at 1 minute
METeOR identifier:Help on this term289345
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this termNumerical score used to indicate the baby's condition at 1 minute after birth.
Data Element Concept:Birth—Apgar score

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
00-10Apgar score
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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

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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.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

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Supersedes Birth—Apgar score (at 1 minute), code NN Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Has been superseded by Product of birth—Apgar score at 1 minute, code NN Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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