Table 5.

Apgar Scoring

SignScore
012
Heart rateAbsentSlow (<100 bpm)≥100 bpm
RespirationsAbsentSlow, irregularGood, crying
Muscle toneLimpSome flexionActive motion
Reflex irritability (catheter in nares, tactile stimulation)No responseGrimaceCough, sneeze, cry
ColorBlue or palePink body, blue extremitiesCompletely pink
  • bpm indicates beats per minute.