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Correlates of Caesarean Section among Delivery in Health Institutions in India
Authors: Pralip Kumar Narzary, Mluleki Tsawe, and A Sathiya Susuman
Source: Journal of Asian and African Studies, 52(3): 314-323; DOI:
Topic(s): Cesarean section
Delivery care
Maternal health
Country: Asia
Published: MAY 2017
Abstract: Aim is to find out the disparities in cesarean sections among institutional deliveries across segments of the society in the study area. The National Family Health Survey data 2005–06 were used. There were 14,808 women who were found to be relevant for this study. Bivariate results show that cesarean section is highest among women older than 40 years, having the highest level of education, holding skilled jobs, from the highest social hierarchy, who delivered in private health institutions, experienced cesarean section in previous delivery, and had pregnancy complications. Performance of cesarean section may be necessary for safety of both mother and infant..