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Delivery Complications and Determinants of Caesarean Section Rates in India- An Analysis of National Family Health Surveys

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  • Mala Ramanathan
  • Udaya S Mishra

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Caesarean section rates have been increasing world-wide raising the question of the appropriateness of the selection of cases for the procedure. This paper examines the levels and correlates of delivery related complications and caesarean section deliveries in eighteen selected states of India in terms of specific maternal and institutional factors, using data from the National Family Health Surveys, 1992-93. Goa (15.3 per cent) and Kerala (13.7 per cent) were the two states with relatively higher caesarean section rates. [Working Paper No. 314]

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Keywords: caesarean section; institutional deliveries; delivery; complications; medical intervention;

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  1. Padmadas, Sabu S. & Kumar S., Suresh & Nair, Sajini B. & Kumari K.R., Anitha, 2000. "Caesarean section delivery in Kerala, India: evidence from a National Family Health Survey," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 51(4), pages 511-521, August.
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