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Health: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-8480 - © OECD 2014

Average length of stay: childbirth
Single spontaneous delivery
Days
‌‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
Australia
2.5
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.3
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
..
 
..
 
Austria
4.3
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
..
 
Belgium
4.4
 
4.3
 
4.3
 
4.2
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
..
 
..
 
Canada
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.7
 
1.7
 
1.7
 
..
 
..
 
Chile
3.0
 
3.0
 
3.0
 
2.9
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
..
 
..
 
Czech Republic
5.1
 
5.0
 
4.8
 
4.8
 
4.6
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
..
 
Denmark
2.9
 
2.9
 
2.8
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Estonia
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Finland
3.4
 
3.4
 
3.4
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.1
 
3.1
 
..
 
France
4.5
 
4.4
 
4.4
 
4.3
 
4.3
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
..
 
Germany
3.5
 
3.4
 
3.3
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.1
 
3.0
 
..
 
Greece
4.0
 
4.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Hungary
6.0
 
5.4
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.0
 
..
 
Iceland
2.2
 
2.0
 
..
 
1.8
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Ireland
2.4
 
2.2
 
2.1
 
2.1
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
..
 
Israel 1
2.8
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
3.0
 
2.9
 
..
 
Italy
3.5
 
3.5
 
3.5
 
3.5
 
3.4
 
3.4
 
3.4
 
..
 
Japan
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Korea
..
 
..
 
3.0
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.4
 
2.5
 
Luxembourg
4.1
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
4.0
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
4.1
 
..
 
Mexico
1.3
 
1.4
 
1.3
 
1.4
 
1.3
 
1.3
 
1.3
 
..
 
Netherlands
2.0
 
2.1
 
2.1
 
1.9
 
2.1
 
2.0
 
1.9
 
..
 
New Zealand
2.0
 
2.1
 
2.1
 
1.9
 
2.0
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
..
 
Norway
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Poland
4.6
 
4.6
 
4.4
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
..
 
Portugal
2.7
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Slovak Republic
5.7
 
5.6
 
5.5
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
..
 
Slovenia
4.1
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
4.0
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
..
 
Spain
2.6
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.4
 
..
 
Sweden
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Switzerland
4.5
 
4.4
 
4.3
 
4.2
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
3.6
 
..
 
Turkey
..
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.5
 
1.5
 
1.3
 
1.3
 
..
 
United Kingdom
1.8
 
1.7
 
1.9
 
1.6
 
1.6
 
1.5
 
..
 
..
 
United States
1.9
 
1.9
 
2.1
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
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1.
The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
b)
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Source: OECD Health Data: Health care resources: OECD Health Statistics (database).
 

This table includes data on the average length of stay for childbirth (single spontaneous delivery), in days. The table is part of the key tables collection on health.

Years covered:
2006-2013

Countries covered

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden