Recent Trends in Caesarean Section in Ireland

Authors: Aoife Brick , Richard Layte

Research Areas: Health and Quality of Life

This project explores levels and trends in the prevalence of caesarean section delivery in Ireland between 1999 and 2007. Over this period the caesarean section rate in Ireland increased by almost one quarter. Using data from the Irish National Perinatal Reporting System and the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry scheme the project examines the contribution of maternal, birth/infant, hospital and clinical characteristics in the rise in the caesarean section rate over the period.

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