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Table 4 Apgar score values in relation to different parameters

From: Apgar score or birthweight in Chihuahua dogs born by elective Caesarean section: which is the best predictor of the survival at 24 h after birth?

  Apgar score (mean + SD)
Maternal parity
 Primiparous (n = 75) 6.59 ± 1.90
 Multiparous (n = 101) 6.43 ± 1.98
Newborn gender
 Males (n = 80) 6.76 ± 1.96
 Females (n = 96) 6.33 ± 1.88
Litter-size
 1 (n = 5) 5.2 ± 2.28ab
 2 (n = 17) 6.82 ± 1.98a
 3 (n = 35) 6.14 ± 1.99a
 4 (n = 53) 6.87 ± 1.87a
 5 (n = 35) 6.46 ± 1.80a
 6 (n = 24) 7.08 ± 1.59a
 7 (n = 7) 4.71 ± 2.14b
  1. Factors considered are: maternal parity (primiparous/multiparous), newborn gender (male/female) and litter-size. Data shown are from the 176 Chihuahua newborn puppies enrolled in the study
  2. a, bWithin column denote statistical significance with P < 0.05