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A descriptive analysis of the indications for caesarean section in mainland China

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, December 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 (86th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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Title
A descriptive analysis of the indications for caesarean section in mainland China
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12884-014-0410-2
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Authors

Yajun Liu, Guanghui Li, Yi Chen, Xin Wang, Yan Ruan, Liying Zou, Weiyuan Zhang

Abstract

In recent decades we have observed a remarkable increase in the rate of caesarean section (CS) in both developed and developing countries, especially in China. However, the real reasons for this phenomenon are uncertain. Notably, the number of women requesting elective CS without accepted valid medical indication has also increased, generating a nationwide debate because several studies have shown that this may be the underlying cause of the increase in CS rates observed recently. Therefore, we carried out a multicentre, large-sample, cross-sectional study to describe the CS rate and indications for CS in mainland China during 2011.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Peru 1 <1%
Unknown 136 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 14%
Student > Bachelor 19 14%
Student > Postgraduate 12 9%
Researcher 11 8%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 27 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 14%
Social Sciences 6 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 4%
Other 10 7%
Unknown 33 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 14 December 2022.
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#3,130,213
of 22,869,263 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#865
of 4,202 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46,242
of 356,956 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#7
of 60 outputs
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