Table 4 : Relationship between substandard recordings and APGAR Scores.


  1-min APGAR median (iqr) Unadjusted Adjusted
Substandard Substandard Diff (95% CI) p-value  Diff (95% CI) p-value

Fetal heart rate 7 (7-8) 8 (7-8) -1 (-1.4to-0.7) < 0.001 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000
Contractions 8 (7-8) 7 (6-8) 1 (0.6-1.4)  <0.001 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000
Cervical dilatation 8 (7-8) 7 (6-8) 1 (0.8-1.2) <0.001 0 (-0.2-0.2)  1.000
Descent 8 (7-8) 7 (6-8) 1 (0.8-1.2) <0.001 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000
BP & Pulse 8 (7-8) 7 (6-8) 1 (0.7-1.3) <0.001 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000

  5-min APGAR median (iqr) Unadjusted Adjusted
Substandard Standard Diff (95% CI) p-value  Diff (95% CI) p-value

Fetal heart rate 9 (8-9) 9 (8-9) 0 (-0.2-0.2)  1.000 0 (-0.2-0.2)  1.000
Contractions 9 (8-9) 9 (8-9) 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000
Cervical dilatation 9 (8-9) 9 (8-9) 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000
Descent 9 (8-9) 9 (8-9) 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000
BP & Pulse 9 (8-9) 9 (8-9) 0 (-0.1-0.1) 1.000 0 (-0.2-0.2) 1.000

Opoku et al.Research Journal of Women's Health  2015 2:2DOI : 10.7243/2054-9865-2-2