Factors that are associated with cesarean delivery in a large private practice: the importance of prepregnancy body mass index and weight gain.

@article{Young2002FactorsTA,
  title={Factors that are associated with cesarean delivery in a large private practice: the importance of prepregnancy body mass index and weight gain.},
  author={Thomas K. Young and Barbara Woodmansee},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={187 2},
  pages={312-8; discussion 318-20}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine body mass index and pregnancy weight gain as risk factors for primary cesarean delivery in nulliparous women in a middle-class private practice. STUDY DESIGN Primiparous women who delivered in a private practice setting between February 1993 and July 13, 2001, were included. CIs along with Z statistics for paired count data were used to assess the statistical significance and relative importance of the relationships of body mass index and… CONTINUE READING

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