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Cesarean Section Rates At Al-Batool Maternity Teaching Hospital

Author: Yosra Tahir Jarjees, D.O.G., F.I.B.M.S.(Obs.Gyn) يسرى جرجيس
Journal: Al-Kindy College Medical Journal مجلة كلية الطب الكندي ISSN: 18109543 Year: 2011 Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-3
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Objectives: To report the Cesarean section rate in Al-Batool Maternity Teaching Hospital and to identifyhow many of them were done for maternal and fetalcondition.Design: A statistical cross sectional study.Setting: The study was conducted at Al-BatoolMaternity Teaching Hospital (13000 deliveries peryear).Participants: The patients group consists of 4556patients admitted for delivery (vaginal and abdominal)during a period of four months commencing fromJanuary 2003.Main outcome measures: calculation of all livebirths, calculation of cesarean section rate, percentageof the primary cesarean sections and the repeatcesarean sections and listing the indications of theoperation according to maternal and fetal conditionwith their percentage.Results: Total births during the period of this studywere 4556 births, 3732 vaginal deliveries and 824cesarean sections. Cesarean section rate was found tobe 17.94% of total live births, the most frequentindication for cesarean section was malpresentation(24.3%). Primary cesarean sections contribute to 75%of cases.Conclusions: A primary cesarean section is one of themost important causes of high cesarean section rate.Decreasing the incidence of primary operations willhelp in reducing cesarean section rate.

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