Maternal age and the likelihood of a maternal request for cesarean delivery: A 5-year population-based study

Herng Ching Lin, Sudha Xirasagar

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine associations between maternal age and maternal request cesarean deliveries. Study design: Five-year population-based data from Taiwan (1997-2001) that covered 904,657 singleton deliveries without a clinical indication for cesarean delivery that were judged by the attending physician were subjected to multiple logistic regression, year-wise, to examine the association of maternal age with request cesarean delivery, adjusted for health care institutional characteristics. Results: Request cesarean delivery rates steadily increased over the study period within each age group, disproportionately so among the 34+ age group. Women aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)848-855
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume192
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

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Keywords

  • Cesarean delivery
  • Maternal age
  • Maternal request

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Maternal age and the likelihood of a maternal request for cesarean delivery : A 5-year population-based study. / Lin, Herng Ching; Xirasagar, Sudha.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 192, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 848-855.

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