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Indications for cesarean deliveries in Norway.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12712077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lillehammer County Hospital, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Analgesia, Obstetrical
Anesthesia, Obstetrical
Birth Certificates
Breech Presentation
Cesarean Section* / statistics & numerical data
Failure to Thrive / surgery
Female
Fetal Diseases / surgery*
Gestational Age
Health Surveys
Humans
Maternal Age
Norway
Parity
Pregnancy
Prospective Studies
Registries
Stress, Physiological / surgery

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