Statistics and Indicators

Babies with a low apgar score


  • An apgar score gives a clinical indication of the babies condition shortly after birth, based on assessment of the heart rate, breathing, colour, reflex irritability and muscle tone. A score of less than 7 is an indicator of complications and compromise for the baby.
  • The percentage of live born babies in the ACT with a low Apgar (less than 7) has remained relatively stable, ranging from 2.1% to 1.9% between 2008 and 2017.

To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download.