Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017, Page: 25-30
A Three Year Retrospective Study of Caesarean Section Rate at Tanta University Hospitals
Ayman Shehata Dawood, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Abdel-Ghafar Said Dawood, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Shereef Lotfy El-Shwaikh, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Received: Feb. 22, 2017;       Accepted: Mar. 6, 2017;       Published: Mar. 24, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.jgo.20170502.11      View  2127      Downloads  141
This Retrospective observational study was done to determine the actual Caesarean Section rate at Tanta University Hospitals (a tertiary care hospital). Review of all deliveries that have been conducted at Tanta University Hospitals whether Vaginal or Caesarean Section in the period from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015 and detection of the most common causes of the Caesarean Section. The total number of deliveries was 3592, 3342, and 3320 in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively. The Rate of cesarean section was (1049/3592) 41% in 2013, (1004/23342) 45% in 2014, and (1057/3320) 46% in 2015. The CS rate was high at Tanta University Hospital, and there was slight increase in the rate through the period of study. The most common indication for cesarean section was previous cesarean section. The conclusion is that the rate of cesarean section was so high at Tanta University Hospital and much higher than WHO recommendation for developing countries. The rate of cesarean section showed minimal but continuous rise in the past three years.
Caesarean Section Rate, Epidemic, Tertiary Care Hospitals
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Ayman Shehata Dawood, Abdel-Ghafar Said Dawood, Shereef Lotfy El-Shwaikh, A Three Year Retrospective Study of Caesarean Section Rate at Tanta University Hospitals, Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 25-30. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20170502.11
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