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Table 2 Temporal trends in maternal age, parity, operative vaginal delivery and cesarean delivery, Kaniyambadi (KB) and Nova Scotia (NS), 1986 to 2005.

From: Perinatal outcomes in a South Asian setting with high rates of low birth weight

Period Age < 20 years (%) Age ≥ 35 years (%) Nulliparous (%) Parity ≥ 5 (%) Operative vaginal delivery rate (%) Cesarean rate (%)
  KB NS KB NS KB NS KB NS KB NS KB NS
1986–87 25.1 7.6 1.9 6.3 39.4 43.9 2.4 0.6 3.4 13.4 3.1 20.2
1988–89 24.3 8.4 1.9 6.5 40.0 43.7 2.3 0.6 3.4 12.5 3.1 19.9
1990–91 21.9 8.7 1.5 7.6 37.8 44.5 1.5 0.6 5.0 11.0 3.9 18.8
1992–93 18.6 8.5 1.2 8.6 38.7 44.0 1.3 0.7 6.6 10.5 5.7 19.3
1994–95 18.4 8.5 1.1 9.4 40.4 44.3 0.9 0.6 4.8 10.6 6.1 19.4
1996–97 17.3 8.0 1.1 10.8 42.4 44.4 0.7 0.6 4.2 10.1 5.7 19.9
1998–99 16.9 7.6 1.2 12.3 44.6 44.5 0.6 0.8 3.5 10.6 6.5 20.4
2000–01 15.3 6.1 1.1 13.6 44.3 44.2 0.5 0.7 3.5 9.9 7.8 23.9
2002–03 14.5 5.7 0.7 14.8 44.2 45.2 0.3 0.6 4.0 10.7 8.2 27.7
2004–05 14.3 5.0 1.0 14.9 47.3 45.7 0.4 0.6 4.1 9.7 10.9 28.4
Total 18.8 7.6 1.3 10.1 41.8 44.4 1.1 0.6 4.2 10.9 6.0 21.4