Product of birth—Apgar score at 1 minute, code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Apgar score at 1 minute
METeOR identifier:733421
Registration status:Health, Standard 03/12/2020
Definition:

A numerical score used to indicate a baby's condition at 1 minute after birth.

Data Element Concept:Product of birth—Apgar score at 1 minute

Value domain attributes

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Supersedes Product of birth—Apgar score at 1 minute, code NN Health, Superseded 03/12/2020, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/06/2020

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