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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

A Cross Sectional Study of Rate, Trends and Determinants of Caesarean Section among Mothers Attending a Rural Medical College Hospital in Karnataka

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Author Details: Ravindra.S.Pukale, Prashant S. Joshi, Arathi M.S.

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 13

Article End Page : 17


Introduction: The incidence of caesarean section is increasing with each passing decade without remarkable decrease in maternal and perinatal mortality. This study is an attempt to reduce the rates of caesarean sections by adopting various measures and also to know the prevalence and incidence of caesarean section in SAH&RC.
Materials and methods: This is a Descriptive study conducted in Sri Adichunchanagiri Hospital & Research Centre, BG Nagara, A Rural Medical College in Mandya District, Karnataka. The study was done for a period of 18 months including all cases admitted in Labour Room in the hospital.
Results: Total 2000 cases of deliveries were included out of which 939 cases underwent caesarean section for various indications. Prevalence rate of caesarean section was 46.95%.Previous caesarean was the most common indication for caesarean delivery.

Caesarean section, Robson's Classification