Table 3

Prevalence of emergency caesarean section in the study hospitals

GazaWest BankP value‡
Hospital 1
(n=4674)
Hospital 2
(n=4895)
Hospital 3
(n=10 849)
Hospital 4
(n=5519)
Hospital 5
(n=3626)
Hospital 6
(n=2758)
Emergency caesarean section% (n)*% (n)*% (n)*% (n)*% (n)*% (n)*
 All women5.0
(235/4674)
8.0
(391/4895)
9.4
(1015/10 849)
7.4
(409/5519)
12.4
(450/3626)
15.7
(432/2758)
<0.001
Parity% (N)†% (N)†% (N)†% (N)†% (N)†% (N)†
 Primiparous women5.8
(62/1072)
10.9
(133/1223)
12.8
(365/2846)
10.7
(130/1217)
15.0
(150/1002)
22.6
(169/749)
<0.001
 Parous women4.8
(173/3600)
7.0
(258/3672)
8.1
(650/8001)
6.5
(279/4302)
11.4
(300/2624)
13.1
(263/2008)
<0.001
  • *N=number of emergency caesarean section/total number of deliveries in the hospital.

  • †N=number of emergency caesarean section/total number of deliveries among women group in the hospital.

  • ‡P value from χ2 test.