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53. Caesarean sections

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Keywords:  childbirth, health, Caesarean, surgery, birth
28 June 2012
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Caesarean sections
Surgical procedures per 1000 live births
‌‌
‌2003‌
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
Australia
282.0
 
291.0
 
300.0
 
303.0
 
306.0
 
308.0
 
312.0
 
..
 
Austria
207.0
 
228.0
 
238.0
 
251.0
 
265.0
 
271.0
 
282.0
 
282.0
 
Belgium
175.5
 
177.6
 
..
 
..
 
172.5
 
197.3
 
..
 
..
 
Canada
247.6
 
253.2
 
261.7
 
262.6
 
266.2
 
263.7
 
261.8
 
..
 
Chile
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Czech Republic
152.9
 
160.1
 
171.3
 
183.7
 
195.7
 
204.8
 
212.2
 
224.9
 
Denmark
153.0
 
164.6
 
172.9
 
174.0
 
177.0
 
166.2
 
206.0
 
211.0
 
Estonia
164.1
 
171.8
 
188.8
 
189.8
 
199.6
 
199.8
 
207.0
 
203.5
 
Finland
162.0
 
164.0
 
163.0
 
161.0
 
163.0
 
165.0
 
157.1
 
160.9
 
France
185.8
 
186.6
 
191.2
 
194.9
 
199.3
 
198.8
 
200.3
 
202.9
 
Germany
248.1
 
259.5
 
267.3
 
277.8
 
284.8
 
293.7
 
302.9
 
314.0
 
Greece
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Hungary
..
 
271.0
 
292.0
 
293.0
 
303.0
 
314.4
 
325.2
 
..
 
Iceland
179.1
 
164.1
 
155.6
 
172.1
 
169.1
 
161.4
 
157.6
 
..
 
Ireland
233.7
 
244.8
 
251.3
 
246.3
 
253.5
 
256.4
 
259.5
 
261.1
 
Israel 1
167.4
 
166.4
 
172.8
 
175.4
 
173.6
 
176.8
 
172.5
 
165.4
 
Italy
373.3
 
384.2
 
386.0
 
390.2
 
386.4
 
385.4
 
383.6
 
..
 
Japan
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Korea
367.4
 
367.1
 
363.1
 
351.3
 
353.4
 
353.9
 
351.3
 
352.2
 
Luxembourg
261.0
 
268.0
 
272.0
 
271.0
 
290.0
 
301.0
 
293.0
 
293.0
 
Mexico
346.8
 
370.1
 
381.5
 
394.9
 
407.3
 
439.2
 
419.5
 
447.8
 
Netherlands
135.3
 
136.4
 
135.7
 
137.8
 
139.2
 
143.0
 
148.4
 
..
 
New Zealand
222.4
 
222.6
 
227.4
 
239.0
 
228.1
 
227.9
 
239.6
 
234.9
 
Norway
156.0
 
152.0
 
158.7
 
159.1
 
172.0
 
171.0
 
168.0
 
..
 
Poland
156.7
 
164.2
 
184.9
 
194.7
 
189.5
 
192.7
 
228.2
 
260.3
 
Portugal
265.6
 
270.4
 
277.8
 
309.8
 
311.5
 
327.3
 
330.0
 
..
 
Slovak Republic
185.3
 
192.1
 
207.3
 
218.6
 
234.7
 
247.3
 
270.2
 
..
 
Slovenia
143.5
 
143.0
 
155.0
 
164.0
 
168.0
 
170.0
 
178.0
 
191.0
 
Spain
236.3
 
239.6
 
248.3
 
256.3
 
249.6
 
245.8
 
248.8
 
255.1
 
Sweden
165.0
 
167.0
 
171.0
 
176.0
 
177.0
 
170.0
 
175.0
 
168.0
 
Switzerland
251.0
 
257.0
 
267.0
 
288.0
 
300.0
 
316.0
 
324.0
 
328.0
 
Turkey
..
 
..
 
..
 
297.0
 
360.0
 
377.0
 
427.0
 
..
 
United Kingdom
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
237.1
 
234.1
 
239.2
 
239.9
 
United States
275.0
 
291.0
 
303.0
 
311.0
 
318.0
 
323.0
 
329.0
 
..
 
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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)
Break in series
e)
Estimate
Source: OECD Health Data: Health care resources: OECD Health Statistics (database).
 
This table includes data on the number of Caesarean sections per 1000 live births. The table is part of the key tables collection on health.
Years covered: :
2003-2010

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
 
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