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Table 7 Indications for caesarean section

From: Caesarean section – an appraisal of some predictive factors in Lagos Nigeria

Indications Caesarean section Percentage
Failure to Progress (CPD + Obstructed Labour) 31 19.3
Eclampsia (+Severe Pre-eclampsia) 18 11.3
Fetal Malpresentation/Malposition 21 13.1
Fetal distress 13 8.1
Antepartum haemorrhage 13 8.1
Previous C/S ≥ 2 x 13 8.1
Fetal Macrosomia 10 6.3
Previous Myomectomy 8 5.0
Failed induction 6 3.8
Previous C/S + Postdatism/Previous C/S + Inadequate Pelvis 12 7.5
PMTCT 6 3.8
Uterine Fibroid 4 2.5
Older Primigravida 2 1.3
Bad Obstetric History 2 1.3
Short Stature 1 0.6
Total 160 100.0