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A 10-year appraisal of cesarean delivery and the associated fetal and maternal outcomes at a teaching hospital in southeast Nigeria

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Women's Health, May 2015
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Title
A 10-year appraisal of cesarean delivery and the associated fetal and maternal outcomes at a teaching hospital in southeast Nigeria
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International Journal of Women's Health, May 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijwh.s81338
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Robinson Onoh, Paul Ezeonu, Osaheni Lawani, Chukwuemeka Iyoke, Peter Onubuiwe Nkwo, Justus Eze

Abstract

The global rise in cesarean delivery rate has been a major source of public health concern. To appraise the cesarean deliveries and the associated fetal and maternal outcomes. The study was a case series with data collected retrospectively from the records of patients delivered by cesarean section at the Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki over a 10-year period, from January 2002 to December 2011. Ethical approval was obtained. Of 14,198 deliveries, 2,323/14,198 (16.4%) were by cesarean deliveries. The overall increase of cesarean delivery was 11.1/10 (1.1%) per annum from 184/1,512 (12.2%) in 2002 to 230/986 (23.3%) in 2011. Of 2,097 case folders studied, 1,742/2,097 (83.1%) were delivered at term, and in 1,576/2,097 (75.2%), the cesarean deliveries were emergencies. The common indications for cesarean delivery were previous cesarean scars 417/2,097 (19.9%) and obstructed labor 331/2,097 (15.8%). There were 296 perinatal deaths, giving a perinatal mortality rate of (296/2,197) 134.7/1,000 births. Also, 129/2,097 (6.1%) maternal case fatalities occurred, giving a maternal mortality rate of 908.6/100,000 total births. Hemorrhage 57/129 (44.2%) and sepsis 41/129 (32.6%) were the major causes. The study recorded a significant increase in cesarean delivery rate. Previous cesarean scars and obstructed labors were the main indications. Perinatal and maternal case fatalities were huge. Hence, there is need for continued community education for its reduction.

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Geographical breakdown

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 12 24%
Student > Master 7 14%
Other 6 12%
Researcher 6 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 10 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 50%
Social Sciences 7 14%
Psychology 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 10 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 April 2018.
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#9,232,964
of 15,732,363 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Women's Health
#308
of 567 outputs
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#109,296
of 235,650 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Women's Health
#15
of 25 outputs
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