Factors affecting rate &indications of caeserean section
AbstractA retrospective study of factors affecting rate and indications of primary C/S in Basra maternity and child hospital for period of three years ( 2004, 2005 , 2006 ).Aim: To assess rate of C/S in this hospital ,and the indications of C/S. Methodology: We reviewed the obstetrical files , the data were c collected which included maternal age , parity, fetal weight and indications for C/S at period from the 1st of January 2004 to 31st of December 2006. Result: The rate of primary C /S over the period of three years was 9.16., rate of ( 2004, 2005 , 2006 ) were ( 10.18% , 9.13% , 8.21% ) respectively. Peak of primary C/S is in child bearing age (21 - 25 ) & most common indications were as follow , failure of progress ,CPD , fetal distress and breech presentation. Conclusion: There were vari ations in the rates of primary C/S in Basra maternity and child hospital in comparison with others rates of primary C/S in different hospital in developed & developing countries but there were large similarities in the indications.