Apgar score at 5 minutes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Property
METeOR identifier:687355
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018

A measurement of physical condition at 5 minutes after birth. The score is based on the assessment of 5 characteristics: heart rate, respiratory condition, muscle tone, reflex irritability and skin colour.

Property group:Assessment event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee


Macquarie University 2017. The Macquarie Dictionary 7th edn. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Apgar score Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

See also Apgar score at 1 minute Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Data Element Concepts implementing this property:

Product of birth—Apgar score at 5 minutes Health, Standard 12/12/2018