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The relationship of socio-demographic and reproductive factors with preferred type of birth

Zahra Abbaspoor, Mojgan Javad Noori.

Background: Caesarean section is increasingly prevalent and in most developing countries it rates over 50 percent. This study aimed to examine the relationship between, socio-demographic, economic and reproductive factors with birth method selection.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study 510 pregnant women or women had undergone an elective caesarean section in the absence of any medical indication were selected from individuals referring to health centers or postpartum wards of hospitals in Ahvaz, Iran, from February 2015 to June 2015. A questionnaire consisted of 26 questions, was used to collect data. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire was confirmed. In order to analyze the data statistical software SPSS 22 was used to perform chi-square and independent t-tests.
Results: The findings revealed the mean age of mothers was 26.974.5 years and the majority of them (14.3%) had a diploma level. They were mostly housewives (87.3%). There was a significant difference between two groups regarding socio- demographic and economic characteristics (p

Key words: Cesarean section, Vaginal delivery, Socio-demographic, Economic

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