Rising trend and indications of caesarean section at the university of Maiduguri teaching hospital, Nigeria.

@article{Geidam2009RisingTA,
  title={Rising trend and indications of caesarean section at the university of Maiduguri teaching hospital, Nigeria.},
  author={Ado Danazumi Geidam and Bala Mohammed Audu and Bello M Kawuwa and Jessy Y Obed},
  journal={Annals of African medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          127-32
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the trend and indications for the use of caesarean delivery in our environment. METHOD A retrospective review of the caesarean sections performed at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital from January 2000 to December 2005 inclusive. RESULTS During the study period, there were 10,097 deliveries and 1192 caesarean sections giving a caesarean section rate of 11.8%. The major maternal indications were cephalopelvic disproportion (15.5%), previous caesarean section (14… CONTINUE READING

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