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Product of 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 term695281
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A numerical score used to indicate a baby's condition at 5 minutes after birth.

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Perinatal

Data Element Concept:Product of birth—Apgar score at 5 minutes

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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 term

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:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

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Supersedes Birth—Apgar score (at 5 minutes), code NN Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

See also Product of birth—Apgar score at 1 minute, code NN Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 17/09/2019

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