A high rate of caesarean sections in an affluent section of Chennai: is it cause for concern?

@article{Pai1999AHR,
  title={A high rate of caesarean sections in an affluent section of Chennai: is it cause for concern?},
  author={Mangala P. Pai and Padma Sundaram and Kadakkal Radhakrishnan and Kurien Thomas and Jayaprakash P Muliyil},
  journal={The National medical journal of India},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={156-8}
}
BACKGROUND While rising Caesarean section rates have been the subject of much attention and debate worldwide, there is not much information available on this rate and its potential adverse impact in India. METHODS Our survey was a standard Expanded Programme on Immunization 30-cluster design, carried out in an urban educated, middle/upper class population in Chennai. Mothers of 210 children aged 12-36 months were interviewed and data collected on immunization and breast-feeding practices… CONTINUE READING
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