Statistics and Indicators

Babies with a low apgar score


    Live born babies in the ACT with a low Apgar score (less than 7), 2011 to 2020

    • 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 1.4% to 2.3% between 2011 and 2020.

    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.