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Title: Hospital-based caesarean section in the Arab region: an overview
Authors: Khawaja, M.
Choueiry, N.
Jurdi, R.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This article provides an overview of hospital-based rates of caesarean delivery in 18 Arab countries and the association between these rates and selected demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Data on caesarean section were based on 2 of the most recent national hospital-based surveys in each country and on published studies based on hospital samples. High levels of caesarean delivery were found in Egypt [26% in 2003], followed by Sudan [20% in 1993]. Six countries and the West Bank area of Palestine had rates > 15% and 11 countries and Gaza had rates between 5% and 15%. The findings indicate an increasing trend of caesarean section delivery in the region. Policies aiming at reducing surgical deliveries should seek to identify and address these risk factors
Description: 458-469
Keywords: Demography
Arabs
Socioeconomic Factors
Health Surveys
Risk Factors
Age Factors
Educational Status
Subject: Cesarean Section
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117660
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1502/15_2_2009_0458_0469.pdf
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