APGAR birth prognosis score

Score
0
1
2
Activity
(muscle tone)
Absent
Arms and legs flexed
Active movement
Pulse
Absent
Below 100 bpm
Above 100 bpm
Grimace
(reflex irritability)
Flaccid
Some flexion of extremities
Active motion (sneeze, cough, pull away)
Appearance
(skin colour)
Blue, pale
Body pink, extremities blue
Completely pink
Respiration
Absent
Slow, irregular
Vigorous cry
The test is done at one and five minutes after birth. Scores 3 and below are generally regarded as critically low, 4 to 6 fairly low, and 7 to 10 generally normal.

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