Isaac Scientific Publishing

Journal of Advanced Statistics

A Model Base Approach to Study the Age at First Cesarean Delivery in Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.22606/jas.2017.21005


  • Brijesh P. Singh*
    Assistant Professor (Statistics), Faculty of Commerce and DST-Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • Shweta Dixit

    SRF, Department of Statistics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India


The cesarean delivery is a common practice in present scenario in most of the developed as well as many developing countries including India. Cesarean birth has increased noticeably over the last years especially in countries with high or middle income. The present study is based on analysis of data from National Family Health Survey third round in India, which investigate the role of age at marriage and age at first delivery on cesarean cases of first birth. Finding suggests that proposed distribution is appropriate for the age at marriage and first birth of the women, whose first birth is cesarean. Maximum likelihood estimates obtained for the parameters of the distribution. The model suggests the modal age at marriage and first birth in case of first cesarean birth in Uttar Pradesh is 18.41 and 20.56 years.


Cesarean delivery, age at marriage and first birth, type I extreme value distribution, KS test.


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