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FELDMAN, Florencia et al. Comparison of the caesarean section rate of two publics health maternity in Uruguay. Anfamed [online]. 2021, vol.8, n.1, e202.  Epub June 01, 2021. ISSN 2301-1254.

An analysis of the caesarean section rate was carried out in two reference public maternity wards in Uruguay (Hospital de Clínicas and Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell) using Robson's classification to compare them with each other, through an observational, descriptive, retrospective and cross-sectional study in a period 10 years and 10 months (2009-2019).

85,526 births were analyzed (7,685 (8.9%) in the Clinics vs 77,841 (91.1%) Pereira Rossell). The percentage of caesarean sections per year in the Clinics was 49.2% ± 5 vs 29.3% ± 3 in Pereira Rossell. The most prevalent Robson groups were 1, 5A and 10 in the Clinicas vs 3, 1 and 5A in Pereira Rossell. In both centers, the groups with the highest relative contribution to the overall rate of cesarean sections were: 5A, 10 and 1. Both centers show an increase in the rate of cesarean section in the last decade, despite the fact that different populations are attended between each of them. Strategies should continue to be sought to help reduce the rate of cesarean sections, mainly in patients without previous cesarean sections or with a single previous cesarean section, if they do not present contraindications for vaginal delivery.

Keywords : caesarean section; prevalence; maternity; Robson classification.

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