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Rising trends in cesarean section rates in Egypt

Show simple item record Khawaja M. Jurdi R. Kabakian-Khasholian T.
dc.contributor.editor 2004 2017-10-18T13:37:05Z 2017-10-18T13:37:05Z 2004
dc.identifier 10.1111/j.0730-7659.2004.0269.x
dc.identifier.issn 07307659
dc.description.abstract Background: Cesarean section rates have been increasing worldwide, but little research exists on trends of cesarean section delivery for any country in the Arab world. The purpose of this study was to document recent levels and trends of cesarean section rates in Egypt, and to estimate trends in cesarean section by type of hospital from three population-based national surveys. Methods: This descriptive study used merged data files from three nationally representative samples of ever-married women aged 15 to 49 years. Results: A significant rise in cesarean deliveries occurred for all births, from a low of 4.6 percent in 1992 to 10.3 percent in 2000. However, hospital-based cesarean deliveries were much higher in 1987-1988 (13.9percent), increasing to 22.0 percent in 1999-2000. Although the cesarean section rate was slightly higher in private hospitals, the rate also increased consistently in public hospitals. Conclusions: The high and unprecedented increase in cesarean section rates reported in this study may be partly due to cesarean sections that are not medically indicated, and suggest that physician practice patterns, financial incentives or other profitability factors, and patient preferences should be explored.
dc.format.extent Pages: (12-16)
dc.language English
dc.publisher MALDEN
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Birth; Publication Year: 2004; Volume: 31; no. 1; Pages: (12-16);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Rising trends in cesarean section rates in Egypt
dc.type Review
dc.contributor.affiliation Khawaja, M., Ctr. for Res. on Pop. and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Ctr. for Res. on Pop. and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Jurdi, R., Ctr. for Res. on Pop. and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Kabakian-Khasholian, T., Dept. of Hlth. Behav. and Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Khawaja, M.; Ctr. for Res. on Pop. and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Health Promotion and Community Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Health Promotion and Community Health
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Khawaja, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Jurdi, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Kabakian-Khasholian, T
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Khawaja, M (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Ctr Res Populat and Hlth, POB 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 8
dc.description.citedWOSCount 7
dc.format.extentCount 5
dc.identifier.coden BRTHD
dc.identifier.pubmedID 15015988
dc.identifier.scopusID 1642289619
dc.publisher.address 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN, MA 02148 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Birth-Issue Perinat. Care
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 1
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Birth
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Birth
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 31
dc.source.ID WOS:000220135400003
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex cesarean section
dc.subject.otherIndex Egypt
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex financial management
dc.subject.otherIndex health survey
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex incidence
dc.subject.otherIndex medical practice
dc.subject.otherIndex normal human
dc.subject.otherIndex patient satisfaction
dc.subject.otherIndex population research
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex private hospital
dc.subject.otherIndex profit
dc.subject.otherIndex public hospital
dc.subject.otherIndex review
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Cesarean Section
dc.subject.otherIndex Delivery, Obstetric
dc.subject.otherIndex Egypt
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Infant, Newborn
dc.subject.otherIndex Labor, Induced
dc.subject.otherIndex Maternal Health Services
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Obstetric Labor Complications
dc.subject.otherIndex Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital
dc.subject.otherIndex Pregnancy
dc.subject.otherIndex Prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex Quality Indicators, Health Care
dc.subject.otherIndex Risk Factors
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DELIVERY
dc.subject.otherWOS Nursing
dc.subject.otherWOS Obstetrics and Gynecology
dc.subject.otherWOS Pediatrics

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