Keywords : sociodemographic risk factors
ANALYSIS OF SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AS RISK FACTORS FOR CESAREAN DELIVERY IN INDUCED LABOR AT TERM
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 355-361
Background – Induction of labor is defined as iatrogenic stimulation of uterine contractions to cause the delivery of fetus before the onset of spontaneous labor. Since Labour induction is among the common and widely practiced obstetric interventions aiming at achieving the vaginal delivery,it is necessaryto find out the factors responsible for cesarean delivery in induced labor at term, as risk factors in terms of sociodemographic characteristics of pregnant females.
Methods – Prospective analysis of 120 Study subjects who were having singleton live fetus in cephalic position and at gestational age equal to or more than 37 weeks were included in our study. A pre-formed written consent was also taken from study subjects.
Results – Sociodemographic factors of study subjects were the risk factors in cesarean delivery in induced labor at term, besides the obstetric risk factors. In patients undergoing labor induction, primiparity, urban residence, working women, higher socioeconomic status were found to associated with an elevated risk of cesarean delivery.