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Type Working Paper - Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Title Determinants of Cesarean Deliveries in Pakistan
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL http://www.pide.org.pk/pdf/Working Paper/WorkingPaper-122.pdf
Role of cesarean section (C Section) is acknowledged worldwide to safe
maternal and neonatal life, and especially in countries like Pakistan where
maternal health care is not satisfactory. But there is a concern on rising rates of
cesarean deliveries as it is found very high in urban areas of Pakistan that is
about 25%. The current study focuses on the clinical, socio-economic and
demographic determinants of cesarean deliveries in Pakistan. Pakistan
Demographic and Health Survey 2012-13 has been used for both bi and
multivariate analysis. Clinical factors are turned out to be important
determinates of C section in Pakistan. Among socio-economic factors women
who are educated, increasing age, rich, living in urban area, and receiving
institutional antenatal care are at higher risk of having C section. Further
qualitative research is needed to answer this question like, why woman with
better socio economic profile have higher C section rates.

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