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Rising cesarean delivery rate in primiparous women in urban China: evidence from three nationwide household health surveys.

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Tang, S; Li, X; Wu, Z
Published in: Am J Obstet Gynecol
December 2006

OBJECTIVE: To examine the trend in the rate of cesarean delivery in primiparous women and to analyse individual socioeconomic factors driving the escalation of cesarean delivery rates in urban China. STUDY DESIGN: Data were drawn from three national household health surveys conducted in 1993, 1998, and 2003. This analysis was based on data from the primiparous women only. RESULTS: The cesarean delivery rate in urban cities of China rose from 18.2% in 1990 to 1992 to 39.5% in 1998 to 2002. The adjusted odds ratio for cesarean delivery associated with living in a large city, having university/colleague education, and having health insurance were respectively 2.39, 4.46, and 1.25 in 1998 to 2002. CONCLUSION: The cesarean delivery rate in urban cities of China has been rising dramatically since 1990. Many nonmedical causes related to individual social and economic factors might have played an important role in such a rapid rise of cesarean delivery rates.

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Am J Obstet Gynecol

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EISSN

1097-6868

Publication Date

December 2006

Volume

195

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1527 / 1532

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urban Population
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Pregnancy
  • Parity
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Insurance, Health
  • Humans
  • Health Surveys
  • Female
  • Educational Status
 

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Tang, S., Li, X., & Wu, Z. (2006). Rising cesarean delivery rate in primiparous women in urban China: evidence from three nationwide household health surveys. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 195(6), 1527–1532. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2006.03.044
Tang, Shenglan, Xiaoyan Li, and Zhuochun Wu. “Rising cesarean delivery rate in primiparous women in urban China: evidence from three nationwide household health surveys.Am J Obstet Gynecol 195, no. 6 (December 2006): 1527–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2006.03.044.
Tang, Shenglan, et al. “Rising cesarean delivery rate in primiparous women in urban China: evidence from three nationwide household health surveys.Am J Obstet Gynecol, vol. 195, no. 6, Dec. 2006, pp. 1527–32. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2006.03.044.
Journal cover image

Published In

Am J Obstet Gynecol

DOI

EISSN

1097-6868

Publication Date

December 2006

Volume

195

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1527 / 1532

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urban Population
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Pregnancy
  • Parity
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Insurance, Health
  • Humans
  • Health Surveys
  • Female
  • Educational Status