World Health & Population

World Health & Population November -0001 : 0-0.doi:10.12927/whp..17507

Comparison of Cesarean Section Rates between Elective Induction and Spontaneous Labor in Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand

Ammarin Thakkinstian, Patrick E.B. Fitzgerald and Lynette Lai-Ying


This retrospective cohort study was designed to determine whether, after adjusting for confounders, cesarean section rates between elective induction and spontaneous labour were different. Logistic regression was used to estimate the odds of cesarean section. There were 460 patients included in the analysis. Elective induction had non-significant odds of cesarean section (1.87; 95% CI 0.98-3.55) when compared with spontaneous labour. Cesarean section rate was higher in elective induction, but the observed difference was not statistically significant.
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