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Obstet Gynecol. 1977 Nov;50(5):594-7.

Cesarean section and maternal mortality in Rhode Island. Incidence and risk factors, 1965-1975.

Abstract

An 11-year study from January 1, 1965, through December 31, 1975, was undertaken to study maternal death associated with cesarean section in Rhode Island. The risk of maternal death associated with cesarean section and that for vaginal delivery was calculated, and it was found that the risk of death from cesarean section was 26 times greater than with vaginal delivery. The expanding indications for cesarean section, factors associated with excess risk of death from cesarean section, and suggestions to prevent such catastrophe are discussed.

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