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Perinatal and social factors predicting caesarean birth in a 2004 Australian birth cohort

Robson, Stephen; Vally, Hassan; Mohamed, Abdel-Latif; Yu, Maggie; Westrupp, Elizabeth M

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Background: The proportion of babies born by caesarean section in Australia has almost doubled over the last 25 years. Factors known to contribute to caesarean such as higher maternal age, mothers being overweight or obese, or having had a previous caesarean do not completely account for the increased rate and it is clear that other influences exist. Aim: To identify previously unsuspected risk factors associated with caesarean using nationally-representative data from the Longitudinal Study of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/245907
Source: Women and Birth
DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2017.05.002

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