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Research Letter
January 2016

Association of Newborn Apgar Score With Maternal Admission to the Intensive Care Unit

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 3Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 4School of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(1):88-89. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3035

The newborn Apgar score efficiently evaluates an infant’s condition at birth and the need for immediate attention.1 The risk of neonatal or infant death is greatest at a low 5-minute Apgar score of 0 to 3 and moderate at an intermediate score of 4 to 6 compared with a normal Apgar score of 7 to 10.13

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