Since then apgar score
is being used as an index of asphyxia.
Low Apgar score
(<7) at 1 and 5 min are also associated with maternal anemia.
The mortality rate was shown to increase with low birth weight, one minute Apgar score
< 7, and pulmonary hemorrhage.
31) claim that the Apgar score
is a better predictor of the neonatal outcome than the umbilical cord pH measurement.
The majority of the patients in our study had preterm deliveries less than 37 weeks and these preterm infants tended to suffer from lower APGAR score
which is consistent with other studies,20,21 which noted that preterm infants of mother with placenta previa were associated with higher incidence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS).
The median Apgar score
was lower at 5 minutes (4 v.
While the APGAR score
in the frst minute showed no significant difference between the groups (p>0.
When considering the birth conditions based on Apgar score
(22), the babies studied here were similar to those described in other investigations.
Babies were included in the sample if their birth weight was > 1 800 g and their 5-minute Apgar score
In a cohort study, only 19% of the infants with low Apgar scores
had severe acidosis at birth and 27% of the infants with acidosis had a low Apgar score
at the fifth minute (20).
Neonatal outcomes in the study groups Neonatal outcome factors OM group (N=50) Birth weight (g), mean ([+ or -]SD) 3 123 ([+ or -]328) Apgar score
at 1 minute, mean ([+ or -]SD) 7.
They found a link between an Apgar score
of below seven and lower intelligence in later life.