Brazilian regional differences and factors associated with the prevalence of cesarean sections

Fisioterapia em Movimento

View Publication Info
 
 
Field Value
 
Title Brazilian regional differences and factors associated with the prevalence of cesarean sections
 
Creator Santos Eufrásio, Laiane
de Souza, Damião Ernane
Cavalcanti da Fonsêca, Aline Medeiros
Viana, Elizabel de Souza Ramalho
 
Description Introduction: Brazil presents high C-section prevalence rates. Several factors may be associated with such high rates. Objective: To observe and analyze factors associated with the prevalence of cesarean sections in Brazil, according to their occurrence in Brazilian regions. Methods: An ecological study, having C-section as the outcome, from 1990 to 2013, in Brazilian regions, using data from the Brazilian National Health Survey, 2013. Records of women in their reproductive period, aged between 18 and 49 years, were included, totaling a sample of 16,175 women. Descriptive and bivariate analysis was carried out with logistic regression. Results: The prevalence of cesarean sections in Brazil was 53.03%. Vaginal delivery was more prevalent in the North (52.74%) and Northeast (51.06%) regions, while C-section was more prevalent in the Southeast (59.32%), South (56.96%) and Midwest (61.48%) regions. Over the years, an increased probability of cesarean sections was observed, particularly in the following regions: Northeast (2.21 times more, CI95%: 1,42 – 3,46) and South (2.75 times more, CI95%: 1,44 – 5,23). Women with higher levels of education are 2.05 times (CI95%: 1.27 – 3.30) more likely to have a C-section, especially those in the Northern and Southern regions. In the Northeast, this probability increased, regardless of the level of education. Conclusion: The prevalence of cesarean sections in Brazil is high and, over the years, factors such as level of education, maternal age and having health insurance, seem to contribute to the increase in surgical deliveries.
 
Publisher Editora PUCPRESS
 
Contributor
 
Date 2018-05-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://periodicos.pucpr.br/index.php/fisio/article/view/23847
10.1590/1980-5918.031.AO08
 
Source Fisioterapia em Movimento (Physical Therapy in Movement); v. 31 (2018): n. cont.; 1 - 10
Fisioterapia em Movimento; v. 31 (2018): n. cont.; 1 - 10
1980-5918
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://periodicos.pucpr.br/index.php/fisio/article/view/23847/22747
 
Rights Direitos autorais 2018 Fisioterapia em Movimento
 

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us

Twitter

Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library