BioMed Central Pregnancy and Childbirth
Background: Most studies examining determinants of rising rates of caesarean section have examined patterns in documented reasons for caesarean over time in a single location. Further insights could be gleaned from cross-cultural research that examines practice patterns in locations with disparate rates of caesarean section at a single time point.
Methods: We compared both rates of and main reason for pre-labour and intrapartum caesarean between England and Queensland, Australia, using data from retrospective cross-sectional surveys of women who had recently given birth in England (n = 5,250) and Queensland (n = 3,467).
Prosser, Samantha J.; Miller, Yvette D.; Thompson, Rachel; and Redshaw, Maggie, "Why 'Down Under' Is a Cut Above: A Comparison of Rates of and Reasons for Caesarean Section in England and Australia" (2014). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 1614.