Volume 15, Issue 2 (Vol.15, No.2 2019)                   irje 2019, 15(2): 143-152 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Khazaei L, Khodakarim S, Mohammadbeigi A, Alipour A. Epidemiological Trends in Cesarean Section Rate in Qom Province, Iran during 2005-2017; A Joinpoint Regression Analysis. irje. 2019; 15 (2) :143-152
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6336-en.html
1- MSc Student of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Safty, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Associated Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Research Center for Environmental Pollutants, Associated Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
4- Associated Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran; Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , a.lipou@mazums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (463 Views)
Background and Objectives: an important problem challenging cesarean section is its extensive use as a common method of delivery. Due to the growing trend of cesarean section in Iran in recent years, the natural delivery promotion program was implemented as one the programs incorporated in the Health System Reform Plan in 2014. In this study, the trend of changes in the percentage of CS delivery in Qom Province following the implementation of this program was evaluated.
 
Methods: This trend analysis that was performed in all cesarean deliveries in Qom Province from 2005 to 2018 using a joinpoint regression method.
 
Results: These results showed an annual increase of0.4% in the CS percentage 95% CI: -0.5 to  1.2), which was not statistically significant. A significant decrease was observed in the rate of CS in governmental hospitals. Conversely, in non-governmental hospitals, the percentage of CS increased significantly.
 
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, after more than 3 years of implementation of health sector evolution plan, overall implementation of this plan failed to significantly reduce the overall process of cesarean delivery during this period in Qom province and achieve the predetermined goals.
Full-Text [PDF 1639 kb]   (103 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2019/10/12 | Accepted: 2019/10/12 | Published: 2019/10/12

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA

Send email to the article author


© 2019 All Rights Reserved | Iranian Journal of Epidemiology

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb