Product of birth—Apgar score at 5 minutes, code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Apgar score at 5 minutes
METeOR identifier:695281
Registration status:Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/06/2020
Definition:

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

Context:

Perinatal

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Product of birth—Apgar score at 5 minutes
METeOR identifier:695251
Registration status:Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/06/2020
Definition:

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

Context:

Perinatal

Object class:Product of birth
Property:Apgar score at 5 minutes

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Apgar score code NN
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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

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:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Birth—Apgar score (at 5 minutes), code NN Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/06/2020, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

See also Product of birth—Apgar score at 1 minute, code NN Health, Superseded 03/12/2020, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/06/2020

Has been superseded by Product of birth—Apgar score at 5 minutes, code NN Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 03/12/2020

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 03/12/2020

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 04–Apgar score of less than 7 at 5 minutes for births at or after term, 2021 Health, Standardisation pending 14/10/2021