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This study examined the relationship between neonates cardiopulmonary condition and relevant information from the perinatal period. Multiple regression analyses showed that a linear composite of mother's report of perinatal information accounted for a significant amount of the variability in three of the five APGAR components at one minute (i.e., Heart Rate, Respiratory Effort, and Reflex Irritability) and all five APGAR components at five minutes. The results were interpreted as lending support to the utility of structured maternal report of perinatal information.
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