APGAR Score

By clicking on the “Submit” button below, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the terms of the QxMD Online Calculator End User Agreement.

Use this calculator to calculate APGAR score in neonates.

Heart Rate
Respiration
Activity/Muscle Tone
Skin colour
Response to irritable stimuli

About this calculator

The APGAR score is generally measured 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. Infants with lower scores may require further evaluation and intervention.

While the APGAR score is named after its creator, Dr. Virginia Apgar, the following acronym is used as a mnemonic:

Appearance
Pulse
Grimace
Activity
Respirations

References:

Apgar, Virginia. A proposal for a new method of evaluation of the newborn infant. Curr Res Anesth Analg 1953; 32 (4): 260–267.

_