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dc.contributorKhawaja, M.EN
dc.contributorChoueiry, N.EN
dc.contributorJurdi, R.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:41:48Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:41:48Z
dc.date.issued2009EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1502/15_2_2009_0458_0469.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117660
dc.description458-469EN
dc.description.abstractThis 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 factorsEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectDemographyEN
dc.subjectArabsEN
dc.subjectSocioeconomic FactorsEN
dc.subjectHealth SurveysEN
dc.subjectRisk FactorsEN
dc.subjectAge FactorsEN
dc.subjectEducational StatusEN
dc.subject.meshCesarean SectionEN
dc.titleHospital-based caesarean section in the Arab region: an overviewEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (‎2)‎, 458-469, 2009


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