Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
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ISSN: 2167-0420


Elie Mbombo

Elie Mbombo


  • Research Article
    Determinants of Modes of Delivery: A Hospital based Retrospective Study in Kenya
    Author(s): Elie Mbombo, Ronnie Midigo, Phelgona Otieno and Isaac OgwayoElie Mbombo, Ronnie Midigo, Phelgona Otieno and Isaac Ogwayo

    This was a retrospective case-control study of the determinants of choice of mode of deliveries at PCEA Kikuyu Hospital, Kenya. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of SVD and caesarean deliveries and to determine the factors predictive of each mode of delivery. Data was analysed using SPSS 20.0. Descriptive analysis involving frequencies and percentages was employed as well as ANOVA test at 95% CI. The study has shown that 65.1% of women who delivered at PCEA Kikuyu hospital had Spontaneous vaginal deliveries (SVD), 7.71% elective caesarean deliveries while 26.78% had emergency caesarean deliveries. Parity, gravidity, employment status, previous modes of delivery and gestation age were found to be predictive of the modes of delivery (p<0.05). The study recommends that the hospital administrators and policy makers at the national and county levels should lay adequ.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000415

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