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Apgar score

Sign012
Heart rateNoneLess than 100Over 100
Respiratory effortAbsentSlow, irregularGood, crying
Muscle toneFlaccidSome flexion of extremitiesActive motion
Reflex irritabilityNo responseGrimaceVigorous cry
ColorPaleBody pink, extremities blueCompletely pink


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Source: Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

First published: 05/14/2001
Last updated: 02/29/2004

Reviewed by: Pamela Gigi Chawla, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota