Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1324-1331

Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Wajd Ayman Aljabri, Hatim Mohammed Al-Jifree, Ohoud Saleh Abudoraehem.

ABSTRACT

Background: Cesarean section rates have been increasing in Saudi Arabia. Thus, this research aimed to identify the factors contributing toward these rates and to raise awareness about cesarean section and its complications. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was preformed through a non-probability sampling technique. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed online. Results: A total of 418 women were included in this study. Younger females showed increased propensity toward the surgical method of delivery. Women with higher educational status, high monthly income, lack of knowledge, and the tendency to avoid pain were of greater majority. Marital status, having children, and number of children had significantly influenced the preferred choice of delivery. Yet, variables such as grand-multiparity, age, education, and income had no significant impact. A multivariate regression showed the odds for choosing caesarean for those who had previous history of vaginal delivery had decreased as compared to those who did not have previous history. Conclusion: This paper showed increased incidence of surgical deliveries. Many variables that were affecting the preference of cesarean deliveries could be altered to help control the rates of C-section. Women should also be educated about cesarean delivery complications to reduce cesarean rates.

Keywords:
Cesarean, C-section, delivery, awareness, factors, complications


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Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Wajd Ayman Aljabri
Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Medical Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hatim Mohammed Al-Jifree
Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Medical Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ohoud Saleh Abudoraehem
Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Wajd Ayman Aljabri, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Medical Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; wajdaljabri@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 13 May 2021
Accepted 31 May 2021
Published online 18 Jun 2021
Published in print 29 Jun 2021

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Aljabri WA, Al-Jifree HM, Abudoraehem OS. Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1324-1331. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620821442


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Aljabri WA, Al-Jifree HM, Abudoraehem OS. Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=80870 [Access: September 19, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620821442


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Aljabri WA, Al-Jifree HM, Abudoraehem OS. Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1324-1331. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620821442


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Aljabri WA, Al-Jifree HM, Abudoraehem OS. Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited September 19, 2021]; 5(6): 1324-1331. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620821442


Harvard Style

Aljabri, W. A., Al-Jifree, . H. M. & Abudoraehem, . O. S. (2021) Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (6), 1324-1331. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620821442


Turabian Style

Aljabri, Wajd Ayman, Hatim Mohammed Al-Jifree, and Ohoud Saleh Abudoraehem. 2021. Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (6), 1324-1331. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620821442


Chicago Style

Aljabri, Wajd Ayman, Hatim Mohammed Al-Jifree, and Ohoud Saleh Abudoraehem. "Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1324-1331. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620821442


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Aljabri, Wajd Ayman, Hatim Mohammed Al-Jifree, and Ohoud Saleh Abudoraehem. "Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.6 (2021), 1324-1331. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620821442


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Aljabri, W. A., Al-Jifree, . H. M. & Abudoraehem, . O. S. (2021) Factors that impact favoring cesarean section among women in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (6), 1324-1331. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1620821442


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