Prenatal risk factors for Caesarean section. Analyses of the ALSPAC cohort of 12 944 women in Eng...

08 Nov 2004Roshni R Patel, Tim J Peters, Deirdre J Murphy and the ALSPAC Study Team

A careful exploration of risk factors may allow us to identify reasons for the increasing rates of Caesarean section and the marked variation between institution

Cohort Study
5 effects
12 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Young maternal age Selfcare risk & protective factor

Caesarean delivery Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Epidural Manufactured risk & protective factor
Epidural
Manufactured

Caesarean delivery Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Diabetes
Lymphatic

Caesarean delivery Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Preterm Delivery Maternity outcome

Caesarean delivery Maternity outcome

Strong Decrease

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Multiparity Selfcare risk & protective factor
Multiparity
Selfcare

Caesarean delivery Maternity outcome

Strong Decrease

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