Risk factors for caesarean section in Italy: results of a multicentre study.

  title={Risk factors for caesarean section in Italy: results of a multicentre study.},
  author={Carlo Signorelli and Maria Sofia Cattaruzza and John Frederick Osborn},
  journal={Public health},
  volume={109 3},
A recent large increase in Caesarean section (CS) in Italy was the initial stimulus for a study to identify risk factors for CS and, if possible, to suggest strategies to counteract the rise. The study was conducted in three hospitals where a wide range of individual variables was collected from the clinical records and from personal interviews. Crude CS rates and odds ratios were evaluated for each single variable while logistic regression has been used to investigate possible confounding… CONTINUE READING

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