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Table 2 Primary indication reported by surgical provider for caesarean deliveries

From: Using direct clinical observation to assess the quality of cesarean delivery in Afghanistan: an exploratory study

  Observed (n = 29) Record review (n = 34 )
History of uterine scar 24% 21%
Fetal distress indicated by abnormal fetal heart beat 17% 6%
Failure to progress in labor/obstructed labor 14% 12%
Malpresentation of the fetus 10% 18%
Suspected uterine rupture 7% 0%
Oligohydramnios 7% 0%
Placenta previa 3% 12%
Vaginal hemorrhage 3% 0%
Meconium stained amniotic fluid 3% 2%
Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia 3% 2%
Other or multiple indications 7% 18%
Missing data* N/A 9%
Total 98%* 100%
  1. *Column does not sum to 100% due to rounding.