Table 2

Neurologic disability and low cognitive function according to five-minute Apgar score.

All conscripts

Conscripts with measured cognitive function




Five-minute Apgar score

Neurologic disabilitya

Disqualifying neurologic disabilityb

Low cognitive functionc







N

n (%)

n (%)

N

n (%)







<7

136

12 (8.8)

11 (8.1)

106

37 (34.9)

7–9

1143

29 (2.5)

20 (1.8)

992

244 (27.2)

10

18 280

394 (2.2)

242 (1.3)

16 113

3562 (25.0)







Overall

19 559

435 (2.2)

273 (1.4)

17 211

4344 (25.2)


a Defined as a record of a diagnosis G ('diseases of nervous system' in ICD-10), noted in conscripts' draft board record.

b Twenty-one men had no entry for army fitness.

c Defined as an IQ in the bottom quartile

Ehrenstein et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-14

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