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Table 1 Characteristics of women undergoing Caesarean section delivery vs vaginal delivery in the study hospitals

From: Medical and non-medical reasons for cesarean section delivery in Egypt: a hospital-based retrospective study

CharacteristicN = 4183
 Vaginal Deliveryn = 1880Caesarean Deliveryn = 2303
Maternal Age at delivery
 Less than 21357 (19.2%)249 (11.4%)
 21–341321 (71%)1622 (74%)
 35 and above184 (9.9%)322 (14.7%)
Gestational Age
  < 37 weeks188 (10.8%)365 (16.9%)
  ≥ 37 weeks1559 (89.2%)1798 (83.1%)
Parity
 Nulliparous502 (29.4%)456 (21%)
 Multiparous1206 (70.6%)1721 (79%)
Previous CS
 Yes56 (3%)1431 (65.2%)
 No1787 (97%)763 (34.8%)
Multiple Gestation
 Singleton1766 (95.1%)2035 (91.9%)
 Multiple92 (5%)180 (8.1%)
Eclampsia
 Yes10 (0.53%)101 (4.4%)
 No1870 (99.5%)2202 (96%)
Fetal Presentation
 Cephalic1773 (95.6%)1852 (86.5%)
 Non-cephalic82 (4.4%)290 (13.5%)
Onset of Labor
 Yes1852 (100)993 (51%)
 No0 (0%)954 (49%)