ASSOCIATION OF APGAR SCORE WITH DELIVERY MODE IN THE NON DISTRESS NEWBORNS
Karamatollah Rahmanian, Abdolreza Sotoodeh Jahromi, Vajihe Rahmanian, Mitra Ghasvari and PardisForooghi Abari
DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2014.21.25
OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences
Volume 14, Issue 1
The Apgar score is the most commonly used measure of newborn infant well-being. Infants of women with caesarean section were at increased risk of low Apgar score and/or perinatal death. The aim of study was to determine the impact of the cesarean section on Apgare score. This is a case-control study, which compared 100 Elective Cesarean Section (ECS) cases, with 199 uncomplicated Normal Vaginal Deliveries (NVD). All newborns were product of first or second pregnancy and they are full term and singleton babies. Apgar score in the minute 5 was measured in both groups. The descriptive and analytical statistics (X2 and T test) were used. Average of fifth Apgarscore was 8.63±0.79 in NVD group and was 8.79±0.94 in ECS group, that there was no significant difference. About 76.5% of the NVD neonates in minute 5 had Apgar scores of 9 and 10. While in cesarean group, 59% of the neonates in minute 5 had Apgar scores of 9 and 10. There was no significant difference between minute five Apgar scores of the two groups. Therefore it is not acceptable that with ECS baby will have worse Apgar score.
© 2014 Karamatollah Rahmanian, Abdolreza Sotoodeh Jahromi, Vajihe Rahmanian, Mitra Ghasvari and PardisForooghi Abari. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.