Breech Presentation, Its Risk Factors, and Linkages With Child Survival: Findings From Recent Large-Scale Household Surveys in India

Dinesh Chaurasiya , International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
Ajay Gupta, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
Vaishali Chaurasia, International institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

World’s 3-5% of pregnant women at term (37–40 weeks pregnant) has a breech presentation of baby and is the second most common delivery presentation. Breech babies are at an increased risk of injury and a prolapsed umbilical cord, which cuts off the baby's blood supply and associated with perinatal, neonatal mortality and serious neonatal morbidity. In Indian scenario, there are very few studies which are specifically based on hospital records. However, there are no studies which have shown the prevalence of breech presentation using large scale data. Therefore, this study has been done keeping above background in mind. A total of 13% children have breech presentation during last birth as per information provided by mothers, highest among the young mothers, who has visited ANC 3 or more times, during first or second parity and urban women. Child survival is highest among those mother have caesarean delivery during breech presentation.

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 Presented in Session 11. Health & Mortality 2