Apgar score code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:695278
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/06/2020
Definition:

A code set representing the condition of a baby, soon after birth.

Context:

Perinatal

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 assessment of 5 characteristics of the baby: heart rate, respiratory condition, muscle tone, reflex irritability and skin colour. Each characteristic is given a score of between 0 and 2 points with a maximum total Apgar score of 10 points.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Apgar score code NN Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/06/2020, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Product of birth—Apgar score at 1 minute, code NN Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Product of birth—Apgar score at 1 minute, code NN Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/06/2020

Product of birth—Apgar score at 5 minutes, code NN Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Product of birth—Apgar score at 5 minutes, code NN Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/06/2020