Variationer i hyppigheden af kejsersnit i Danmark

Lene Sperling, L B Knudsen, N J Secher, F B Kristensen

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An investigation is presented on the basis of the medical register of births concerning all primiparae who were delivered of a liveborn singleton infant in 1982 and 1986. On the basis of the section on complications in the notification of the births, we have made a subdivision into four "approximate indications". We find a variation in frequencies of Caesarean section from 9.7% (1982) to 17.1% (1986) between the various counties and an increase during the period investigated of 19%. 50% of the increase occurred in the group termed "other causes", 25% in the group of foetal distress and 25% in the group of dystocia. The group of breech presentations is, by and large, unchanged in Denmark as a whole but great differences are present between counties. This register investigation does not permit the possibility of deeper analysis of the reasons for the variations.

Bidragets oversatte titelVariations in frequency of Cesarean sections in Denmark
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer43
Sider (fra-til)3152-5
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 22. okt. 1990


  • Cesarean Section
  • Denmark
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Registries


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