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Indications for cesarean deliveries in Norway.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12712077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the indications for cesarean deliveries in Norway, related to type of operation, parity, and gestational age. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective survey that used information provided by clinicians at 24 maternity units. Two thousand seven hundred seventy-eight cesarean deliveries were included, which represents 69.7% of all cesarean deliveries in Norway during the study period. RESULTS: The cesarean delivery rate varied by maternal and gestational age, parity, and hospital of delivery. Seven indications accounted for 77.7% of the operations: fetal stress (21.9%), failure to progress (20.7%), previous cesarean delivery (8.9%), breech presentation >or=34 weeks of gestation (8.4%), maternal request (7.6%), preeclampsia (6.2%) and failed induction (4.0%). Of the total deliveries, 64.3% were emergency operations. CONCLUSION: Accurate information about indications for cesarean deliveries in Norway has been obtained. Two thirds of all deliveries were emergency operations; the most important indications were fetal stress and failure to progress. In the elective cesarean delivery group, the two most important indications were previous cesarean delivery and maternal request.
Toril Kolås; Dag Hofoss; Anne K Daltveit; Stein T Nilsen; Tore Henriksen; Renate Häger; Ingemar Ingemarsson; Pål Øian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  188     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-24     Completed Date:  2003-05-22     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  864-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lillehammer County Hospital, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesia, Obstetrical
Anesthesia, Obstetrical
Birth Certificates
Breech Presentation
Cesarean Section* / statistics & numerical data
Failure to Thrive / surgery
Fetal Diseases / surgery*
Gestational Age
Health Surveys
Maternal Age
Prospective Studies
Stress, Physiological / surgery

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