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Table 3 Recorded Indications for all CS, elective and emergency CS

From: Reasons for performing a caesarean section in public hospitals in rural Bangladesh

INDICATIONS ALL CS N = 530 (%)* ELECTIVE CS N = 164 (%) EMERGENCY CS N = 360 (%)
Previous CS 156 (29.4) 85 (51.8) 69 (19.2)
Fetal distress 83 (15.7) 0 82 (22.8)
Cephalo-pelvic disproportion 54 (10.2) 10 (6.8) 44 (12.2)
Prolonged/Obstructed labor 44 (8.3) 0 44 (12.2)
Post term dates 37 (7.0) 28 (4.1) 9 (2.5)
Hypertensive disorders 24 (4.5) 6 (3.7) 18 (5.0)
Rupture of membranes 22 (4.2) 0 22 (6.1)
Breech presentation 21 (4.0) 5 (3.0) 15 (4.2)
Failed induction 19 (3.6) 0 19 (5.3)
Oligohydramnios 15 (2.8) 6 9 (2.5)
Poor obstetric history 13 (2.5) 12 (7.3) 1 (0.3)
Malpresentation (excluding breech) 11 (2.1) 1 (0.6) 10 (2.8)
Ante-partum hemorrhage 6 (1.1) 0 6 (1.7)
Reduced fetal movements 6 (1.1) 2 (1.2) 4 (1.1)
Unfavorable cervix 5 (0.9) 2 (1.2) 3 (0.8)
Multiple gestation 3 (0.6) 2 (1.2) 1 (0.3)
Maternal distress 2 (0.4) 0 2 (0.6)
Older primipara 2 (0.4) 2 (1.2) 0
Rhesus incompatibility 1 (0.2) 1 (0.6) 0
Anemia 1 (0.2) 0 1 (0.3)
Recurrent urinary tract infection 1 (0.2) 1 (0.6) 0
Labor pain 1 (0.2) 0 1 (0.3)
No indication recorded 3 (0.6) 1 (0.6) 0
  1. *of total for category.