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Predictive model estimates likelihood of failing induction of labor in obese patients

Key clinical point: A predictive model with ten different maternal characteristics, comorbidities, and obstetric factors can be used to estimate the risk of cesarean section in obese pregnant women who underwent induction of labor.

Major finding: Under the predictive model, the receiver operator characteristic curve had an area under the curve of 0.79 (95% CI, 0.78-0.79).

Study details: A population-based retrospective study of delivery records from 1,098,981 obese women with singleton pregnancies who underwent induction between 2012 and 2016.

Disclosures: The authors reported no relevant financial disclosures. There was no external funding.


Rossi R et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2019. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003377.