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Table 3 Primary Cesarean Section rate, 2009–2013, stratified by maternal characteristics

From: Trend in primary caesarean delivery: a five-year experience in ABRUZZO, ITALY

  2009 n (%) 2010 n (%) 2011 n (%) 2012 n (%) 2013 n (%) p-value
Age (yrs)       0.006
< 20 30 (1.1) 31 (1.1) 22 (0.9) 22 (1.0) 21 (1.0)  
20–24 241 (8.8) 211 (7.5) 199 (7.9) 180 (7.9) 155 (7.0)  
25–29 563 (20.6) 595 (21.2) 505 (20.0) 450 (19.9) 404 (18.3)  
30–34 949 (34.7) 971 (34.5) 891 (35.4) 752 (33.2) 734 (33.2)  
35–39 721 (26.4) 750 (26.7) 659 (26.2) 607 (26.8) 631 (28.6)  
> 39 232 (8.5) 254 (9.0) 244 (9.7) 255 (11.3) 264 (12.0)  
Marital statusa       < 0.001
Married 1430 (52.3) 1307 (46.5) 1265 (50.2) 871 (38.4) 1090 (49.3)  
Unmarried 451 (16.5) 430 (15.3) 504 (20.0) 437 (19.3) 451 (20.4)  
Divorced 13 (0.5) 13 (0.5) 13 (0.5) 7 (0.3) 7 (0.3)  
Separated 7 (0.3) 14 (0.5) 11 (0.4) 10 (0.4) 14 (0.6)  
Widow 2 (0.1) 2 (0.1) 5 (0.1) 3 (0.1) 1 (0.1)  
Citizen       0.001
Italian 2425 (88.7) 2473 (87.9) 2178 (86.4) 1928 (85.1) 1895 (85.8)  
Non Italian 310 (11.3) 339 (12.1) 342 (13.6) 338 (14.9) 314 (14.2)  
Maternity Units       0.007
Over 1000 deliveries/yrs 984 (36.0) 1030 (36.6) 849 (33.7) 744 (32.8) 814 (36.8)  
Under 1000 deliveries/yrs 1751 (64.0) 1782 (63.4) 1671 (66.3) 1522 (67.2) 1395 (63.2)  
  1. aUnknown Status was not taken into account in analysis and relatives data were not reported in table
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