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Cesarean birth in the United States: epidemiology, trends, and outcomes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18456070     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The percentage of United States cesarean births increased from 20.7% in 1996 to 31.1% in 2006. Cesarean rates increased for women of all ages, race/ethnic groups, and gestational ages and in all states. Both primary and repeat cesareans have increased. Increases in primary cesareans in cases of "no indicated risk" have been more rapid than in the overall population and seem the result of changes in obstetric practice rather than changes in the medical risk profile or increases in "maternal request." Several studies note an increased risk for neonatal and maternal mortality for medically elective cesareans compared with vaginal births.
Authors:
Marian F MacDorman; Fay Menacker; Eugene Declercq
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-307, v     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Reproductive Statistics Branch, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 7318, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA. mfm1@cdc.gov
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data*,  trends*
Choice Behavior
Continental Population Groups / statistics & numerical data
Female
Humans
Maternal Age
Pregnancy
Risk Factors
United States
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean / statistics & numerical data,  trends

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