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Levels and Trends in Caesarean Births: Cause for Concern?
Authors: K S James, and Sancheeta Ghosh
Source: Economic and Political Weekly, Vol - XLV No. 05
Topic(s): Cesarean section
Country: Asia
Published: JAN 2010
Abstract: A consistent increase has been observed in the rate of Caesarean section deliveries in most of the developed countries and in many developing countries, including India, over the last few decades. An analysis of the National Family Health Survey data shows that the rate of this form of delivery in states like Kerala, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu is alarmingly high. States with marked demographic transition as well as high institutionalised births have an infl ated rate of c-section deliveries.