Template:Apgar table

From Embryology
Apgar Score Calculation
Indicator Score   0 Score   1 Score   2
(muscle tone)
Limp; no movement Some flexion of arms and legs Active motion
(heart rate)
No heart rate Fewer than 100 beats per minute At least 100 beats per minute
(reflex response)
No response to airways being suctioned Grimace during suctioning Grimace and pull away, cough, or sneeze during suctioning
The baby's whole body is completely bluish-gray or pale Good color in body with bluish hands or feet Good color all over
Not breathing Weak cry; may sound like whimpering, slow or irregular breathing Good, strong cry; normal rate and effort of breathing
Table data[1]

Apgar test - Measured at one and five minutes after birth, the score values are totalled for all indicators:

Total Score: 3 and below require immediate resuscitation 4 to 7 may require resuscitative measures 7 to 10 is considered normal
  1. APGAR V. (1953). A proposal for a new method of evaluation of the newborn infant. Curr Res Anesth Analg , 32, 260-7. PMID: 13083014