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Calculator: Apgar score in newborns

Calculator: Apgar score in newborns

Strength and regularity of heart rate

100 beats/minute or more (2 points)

Less than 100 (1 point)

None (0 points)
Lung maturity

Regular breathing (2 points)

Irregular (1 point)

None (0 points)
Muscle tone and movement

Active (2 points)

Moderate (1 point)

Limp (0 points)
Skin color/oxygenation

Pink (2 points)

Bluish extremeties (1 point)

Totally blue (0 points)
Reflex response to irritable stimuli

Crying (2 points)

Whimpering (1 point)

Silence (0 points)

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Total criteria point count:


Apgar score

7 to 10 points: Normal
0 to 6 points: Distress


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