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Table 1 Indications for caesarean section between different levels of hospitals in mainland China

From: A descriptive analysis of the indications for caesarean section in mainland China

  Type of hospital care p
Secondary Tertiary
All deliveries (n = 102424) 31433 70991
CS deliveries n (%) 16248 (51.69) 39786 (56.04) <0.001
CDMR n (%) 6523 (40.15) 9387 (23.59) <0.001
Cephalopelvic disproportion n (%) 2703 (16.64) 5178 (13.01) <0.001
Fetal distress n (%) 1993 (12.27) 4981 (12.52)
Previous CS n (%) 1413 (8.70) 4263 (10.71) <0.001
Malpresentation and breech presentation n (%) 961 (5.91) 2918 (7.33) <0.001
Macrosomia n (%) 752 (4.63) 2452 (6.16) <0.001
Other indications n (%) 1903 (11.71) 10607 (26.66) <0.001
  1. CDMR, caesarean delivery on maternal request; CS, caesarean section.