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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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An Analysis Of Delivery Methods And Outcome Of Child Birth: Case Of South-Western Nigeria

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Alatise Olufemi Ebenezer



Elective caesarean section; Emergency caesarean section; Normal deliver



This research work studied the trend of the methods involved in child delivery, where methods involved in child delivery are: normal delivery, elective caesarean section and emergency caesarean section. Data about delivery from University College Hospital Ibadan in Nigeria were used for all the analysis involved, data based on these three methods and their outcomes was sourced from the record units of the hospital under consideration. The data used for the analysis spread through 2012 and 2013, where 1000 units of delivery records was randomly taken and the trend at which women request delivery through elective method was obtained. The comparison of the outcomes of the three methods was carried out, in other to see their contributions to the risk at birth. The major risk at birth considered is “Death”, both the perinatal and maternal mortality. The dependency of the outcomes of the methods with variables: mother’s age and methods of delivery, was determined and also discover which of these variables having highest contribution to death during child delivery. The analyses were carried out using chi square, multinomial logistic regression and simple percentages, while Statistical package for social sciences was used for the analysis. Through analysis, other women age groups has 99.9% less contribution to death than age group <=17. Normal delivery has highest number of delivery likewise age-group 30 and above, elective caesarean section is more likely to contribute to death than emergency caesarean section when compare to the normal delivery.



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