Cesarean delivery in Native American women: are low rates explained by practices common to the Indian health service?

@article{Mahoney2005CesareanDI,
  title={Cesarean delivery in Native American women: are low rates explained by practices common to the Indian health service?},
  author={Sheila F Mahoney and Lorraine Halinka Malcoe},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={
          170-8
        }
}
  • Sheila F Mahoney, Lorraine Halinka Malcoe
  • Published in Birth 2005
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Studying populations with low cesarean delivery rates can identify strategies for reducing unnecessary cesareans in other patient populations. Native American women have among the lowest cesarean delivery rates of all United States populations, yet few studies have focused on Native Americans. The study purpose was to determine the rate and risk factors for cesarean delivery in a Native American population. METHODS We used a case-control design nested within a cohort of Native… CONTINUE READING

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