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The rise in obstetric intervention with maternal age: a continuous phenomenon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15512544     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Population-based data from the Cardiff Births Survey has been used to examine the trends in obstetric intervention with increasing maternal age. As maternal age increases, spontaneous vaginal delivery rates fall, instrumental delivery rates, elective and emergency caesarean section, induction of labour and epidural rates rise. Induction of labour and epidural in labour are both associated with decreased spontaneous vaginal delivery rates and an increase in instrumental delivery rates and emergency caesarean section.
Authors:
A R Sizer; S C Thomas; P C Lindsay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-29     Completed Date:  2005-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Llandough Hospital, Cardiff, UK.
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