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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2003, 3(2): 28-32 Back to browse issues page
Cesarean Section Rate and Its Indications in Social-Security Hospital of Ardabil, 2003
Afshar Tamook , Nayereh Aminisani, Joubin Mogadam Yeganeh, Afrooz Mardi
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  Background & Objective : When a cesarean is necessary, it can be a life-saving technique for both mother and infant. In recent twenty years, the cesarean childbirth rate has increased dramatically. Moreover a cesarean costs nearly twice as much as a vaginal birth. The world Health organization states that a cesarean rate greater than 10-15% cannot be justified. The aim of this study was to determine the cesarean rates and its indications in social security hospital of Ardabil.

 Methods: In this cross-sectional study was conducted all of the deliveries (both cesarean and normal delivery) in Ardabil social security hospital were investigated using a questionnaire including the characteristics of indication. The data were analyzed using SPSS software.

  Results : 45.4% of the deliveries were done using cesarean and 54.6% of them with a normal procedure. 55.8% of all the cesareans had an accepted indication. 44.2% of cesareans were controversial or elective, 22.7% were repeated cesarean, 8.4% were breech presentation and 2.3% were golden baby and 10.8% of the cesareans did not have a clear indication.

 Conclusions: The cesarean section rates in this study were higher than world rates. As a result the rising cesarean birth rate must be stopped and reversed with health interventions.

Keywords: Normal Vaginal Delivery, Cesarean, Indication
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Received: 2003/09/6 | Accepted: 2004/01/5 | Published: 2004/01/15
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Tamook A, Aminisani N, Mogadam Yeganeh J, Mardi A. Cesarean Section Rate and Its Indications in Social-Security Hospital of Ardabil, 2003. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2003; 3 (2) :28-32
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