Journal article

Risk factors associated with adverse maternal outcomes following intrapartum cesarean birth: a secondary analysis of the WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health, 2004-2008.

Margo S Harrison, Ana Pilar Betrán, Krithika Suresh, Joshua P Vogel, Robert L Goldenberg, A Metin Gülmezoglu

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: To identify risk factors associated with a composite adverse maternal outcomes in women undergoing intrapartum cesarean birth. METHODS: We used the facility-based, multi-country, cross-sectional WHO Global Survey of Maternal and Perinatal Health (2004-2008) to examine associations between woman-, labor/obstetric-, and facility-level characteristics and a composite adverse maternal outcome of postpartum morbidity and mortality. This analysis was performed among women who underwent intrapartum cesarean birth during the course of labor. RESULTS: We analyzed outcomes of 29,516 women from low- and middle-income countries who underwent intrapartum cesarean birth between the gestational..

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