CAESAREAN SECTION IN RURAL TAMILNADU â€“ AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SELECTED VILLAGES IN POLLACHI TALUK, COIMBATORE DISTRICT
Dr. M. Radha
In today’s situation when the access to obstetric care is growing day by day there has been a concern over the rising Caesarean rates over the world. An increasing rate of caesarean section delivery poses a burden on the health system putting strain on the family and complicating maternal and child health. Hence, the study attempts to study the Caesarean Section in Rural Tamilnadu – An Analytical Study of Selected Villages in Pollachi Taluk, Coimbatore District with the objectives of understand the socio- demographic characteristics of the respondents and to study the risks factors that decides the caesarean section delivery. The data required for the study were collected from 135 respondents through structured interview schedule. The collected data were compiled, classified, tabulated and analysed with reference to the objectives of the analysis was done using tools like percentages and chi-square test. The results show that the c-section was more among those aged between 20-30 years, those who went private hospitals, fetal distress and placenta previa were also reasons for it. The Chi square results show that there is relationship between the social group and mode of delivery. The respondents belonging to the Backward and Most Backward groups have undergone the Caesarean Section more than that of the SC/ST respondents.
KEYWORDS: Caesarean, women, Mother, Child, Maternal Age