Epidemiologic Reports, SurveysRacial and Ethnic Disparities in Mode of Anesthesia for Cesarean DeliveryButwick, A.J. MBBS, FRCA, MS; Blumenfeld, Y.J. MD; Brookfield, K.F. MD, PhD, MPH; Nelson, L.M. PhD, MS; Weiniger, C.F. MBCHBAuthor Information Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: September 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 3 - p 133-134 doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000489451.59629.b6 Buy Metrics Abstract (Anesth Analg. 2016;122:472–479) Neuraxial anesthesia is usually the preferred anesthetic mode for cesarean delivery (CD). However, for African American women undergoing CD, the odds of general anesthesia use are 1.5-fold higher than for whites. The authors of the present study thus investigated whether racial/ethnic disparities exist for mode of anesthesia (general vs. neuraxial, which includes spinal, epidural, or combined spinal-epidural anesthesia) among women undergoing CD. The authors also evaluated whether or not these associations are influenced by demographic and maternal factors, obstetric morbidities, and indications for CD. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.