Table 5

Indication for caesarean section according to parity

Nulliparous
Private patients
n=682 (%)
Public patients
n=2567 (%)
p ValueParous
Private patients
n=1205 (%)
Public patients
n=2968 (%)
p Value
Scheduled repeat caesarean763 (63.3)1385 (46.7)<0.000
Maternal condition96 (14.1)164 (6.4)<0.000102 (8.5)233 (7.9)0.51
Fetal condition75 (11.0)206 (8.0)0.0143 (3.6)187 (6.3)<0.000
Malpresentation99 (14.5)328 (12.8)0.2359 (4.9)219 (7.4)0.004
Placental condition16 (2.3)31 (1.2)0.0346 (3.8)107 (3.6)0.74
Maternal request29 (4.3)22 (0.2)<0.0006 (0.5)13 (0.4)0.79
Poor obstetric history4 (0.6)0 (0.0)0.00212 (1.0)13 (0.4)0.03
Labour complication337 (49.4)1759 (68.5)<0.000169 (14.0)801 (27.0)<0.000
Failed induction of labour26 (3.8)57 (0.5)0.025 (0.4)10 (0.3)0.78