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Table 3 Causes of inappropriate caesareans according to maternity unit level within the Auvergne perinatal health network

From: Appropriateness of elective caesarean deliveries in a perinatal network: a cross-sectional study

Level of maternity unit Inappropriate caesareans (n = 66) Maternal-preference caesareans (n = 23) Physician-preference caesareans (n = 43) OR*
Numbers (n) % [95%CI] Numbers (n) % [95%CI] [95%CI]
I 14 4 28.6 [4.9-52.2] 10 71.4 [47.8-95.1] 3.75 [0.44-31.62]
II 47 16 34.0 [20.5-47.6] 31 66.0 [52.4-79.5] 2.91 [0.44-19.20]
III 5 3 60 [17.1-100.0] 2 40 [0.0-82.9] 1
  1. *Physician-preference vs. maternal-preference caesareans.