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

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termApgar score at 5 minutes
METeOR identifier:Help on this term289360
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termNumerical score used to indicate the baby's condition at 5 minutes after birth.
Data Element Concept:Birth—Apgar score

Value domain attributes

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
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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.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termRequired 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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Birth—Apgar score (at 5 minutes), code NN Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Has been superseded by Product of birth—Apgar score at 5 minutes, code NN Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 06/09/2006

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Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Perinatal NMDS 2008-2010 Health, Superseded 02/12/2009

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Perinatal NMDS 2010-2011 Health, Superseded 21/12/2010

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Perinatal NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

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Perinatal NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Perinatal NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Perinatal NMDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

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Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

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Tasmanian Perinatal Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 30/01/2017

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 04-Apgar score of less than 7 at 5 minutes for births at or after term (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 04–Apgar score of less than 7 at 5 minutes for births at or after term, 2018 Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 04–Apgar score of less than 7 at 5 minutes for births at or after term, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 04/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 04—Apgar score of less than 7 at 5 minutes for births at or after term (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
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