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The association between increasing maternal age at first birth and decreased rates of spontaneous vaginal birth in South Australia from 1991 to 2009

Baghurst, Peter; Robson, Stephen; ANTONIOU, Georgia; SCHEIL, Wendy; BRYCE, Robert

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Background Caesarean section rates in Australia rose over the period 1999-2009, as did maternal age at first birth. The contribution of the rise of maternal age to the rise in caesarean sections remains unclear. Aims To estimate the effect of increasing maternal age on the incidence of emergency caesarean section or instrumental delivery in term singleton first births in South Australia. Methods We undertook a population-based study of 117 981 term singleton first births, which followed labour...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32363
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
DOI: 10.1111/ajo.12182

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