The effect of maternal age on primary cesarean section rate

Frank R Witter, J. T. Repke, J. R. Niebyl

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Abstract

A retrospective analysis of computerized data from 11,815 patients with no history of previous cesarean section revealed an increasing primary cesarean section rate with increasing maternal age. This increase occurred over the entire reproductive age span. Fetal distress as an indication for primary cesarean section may account for this increase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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Keywords

  • Cesarean section
  • Fetal distress
  • Maternal age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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The effect of maternal age on primary cesarean section rate. / Witter, Frank R; Repke, J. T.; Niebyl, J. R.

In: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 27, No. 1, 1988, p. 51-55.

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