In Mexico, nearly half of births to first-time mothers are C-sections

April 4, 2017

Berkeley News: An analysis of cesarean birth rates in Mexico, the country in the Americas with the second-highest prevalence of cesarean deliveries (after only Brazil), has found large disparities in how and why women have cesarean births. 

Sylvia Guendelman, a professor in UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, and her co-authors used 2014 Mexican birth certificate data to perform population-level data analyses of more than 600,000 first-time mothers. According to the study, 48.7 percent of these births were cesarean deliveries.

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