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Reasons for performing a caesarean section in public hospitals in rural Bangladesh

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, April 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)

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Title
Reasons for performing a caesarean section in public hospitals in rural Bangladesh
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2393-14-130
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Authors

Mamuda Aminu, Bettina Utz, Abdul Halim, Nynke van den Broek

Abstract

It is estimated that 18.5 million Caesarean Sections (CS) are conducted annually worldwide and about one-third of them are done without medical indications and described as "unnecessary". Although developed countries account for most of the rise in the trend of unnecessary CS, more studies report a similar trend in developing countries, putting a strain on existing but limited healthcare resources, jeopardizing families' financial security and presenting a barrier to equitable universal coverage. We examined indications for CS in public hospitals of one district in Bangladesh and explored factors influencing decision to perform the procedure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 140 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 10%
Researcher 15 10%
Student > Postgraduate 14 10%
Student > Bachelor 13 9%
Other 28 19%
Unknown 32 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 16%
Social Sciences 15 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Psychology 3 2%
Other 14 10%
Unknown 37 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 January 2016.
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#2,100,629
of 19,016,777 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#568
of 3,461 outputs
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#24,104
of 202,002 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#1
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