|WikiProject Medicine||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
How is "How Ready Is This Child" a Mnemonic for APGAR (which has its own separate mnemonic)?--18.104.22.168 21:38, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Please add a note about common usage currently. The article provides an environment of the 1950's with the date the score was created & a black/white photo. Nothing is said about 2009 and if this score is commonly used today or not.
- Oh, snap! I'll see if the relevant wikiproject can be bugged. Ubiquitously, by the way. --Kizor 17:10, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
I don't know if this helps, but my son was born in December, 2005. The APGAR score was still in use here in Palm Beach County, Florida at that time.
Some discussion on the actual mathematics of the scoring might be in order. My son's score was a 9.9. Presumably, each aspect of APGAR is scored from 0-2 in 1 decimal place accuracy. Are they all equally weighted? If not, how are they weighted, and why? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sciottos (talk • contribs) 12:29, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
- There is no weighting in the score, it gives integer values ,I presume they just meant a 9 at 1 minute and a 9 at 5 minutes (it is usually recorded twice), medics are very good at over-abbreviating things or recording things in ways that you would only know if you are "in the club" (trust me I'm a doctor!) .Arfgab (talk) 09:57, 27 March 2010 (UTC)