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Antenatal history and caesarean section in the southern part of kerala, India.
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PMID:  18272948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Caesarean births were originally used as an emergency birthing alternative for complicated births and labours that endangered either the life of the child or the mother. A rising trend in Caesarean rates has been reported from Kerala, the state with the best demographic characteristics and access to health care within India. In this context, this paper examines the extent of Caesarean section among women aged 15 to 49 years with only one child born in the five years preceding the survey in the southern part of Kerala with respect to their antenatal history. This study revealed that Caesarean section in the southern part of Kerala is much higher than for the state as a whole. Based on mothers' reply, 28/ of the first live births occurred by Caesarean section in the southern part of Kerala. The women who had a dreadful experience in antenatal history had higher odds of Caesarean section than other women.
G Anil Kumar
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World health & population     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1718-3340     ISO Abbreviation:  World Health Popul     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101307691     Medline TA:  World Health Popul     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Consultant Biostatistician, Center for Human Development, College of India.
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