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27 June 2013
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Caesarean sections
Surgical procedures per 1000 live births
‌‌
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
Australia
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Austria
228.0
 
238.1
 
250.5
 
265.1
 
271.0
 
281.7
 
282.5
 
283.2
 
Belgium
..
 
192.9
 
198.0
 
194.3
 
195.2
 
193.2
 
198.9
 
..
 
Canada
253.2
 
261.9
 
262.3
 
266.1
 
263.6
 
261.7
 
261.1
 
..
 
Chile
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Czech Republic
160.1
 
171.3
 
183.4
 
195.7
 
204.8
 
212.2
 
224.9
 
232.7
 
Denmark
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Estonia
171.5
 
188.5
 
189.6
 
199.7
 
199.8
 
206.9
 
203.3
 
197.7
 
Finland
161.0
 
158.0
 
157.2
 
160.6
 
156.8
 
151.6
 
148.9
 
147.3
 
France
186.1
 
190.6
 
194.3
 
198.7
 
198.1
 
199.6
 
202.3
 
202.0
 
Germany
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Greece
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Hungary
..
 
281.8
 
282.4
 
288.1
 
304.9
 
318.2
 
327.9
 
334.3
 
Iceland
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Ireland
235.8
 
243.3
 
238.4
 
264.5
 
256.2
 
264.6
 
265.5
 
..
 
Israel 1
175.7
 
185.7
 
186.3
 
187.9
 
194.9
 
191.9
 
192.9
 
197.9
 
Italy
383.5
 
390.9
 
394.6
 
392.2
 
385.9
 
387.6
 
384.6
 
377.1
 
Japan
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Korea
367.1
 
363.1
 
351.3
 
353.5
 
353.8
 
351.3
 
352.2
 
346.1
 
Luxembourg
240.0
 
240.9
 
243.5
 
256.9
 
268.2
 
262.7
 
256.6
 
275.5
 
Mexico
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Netherlands
136.4
 
135.7
 
137.8
 
139.2
 
143.0
 
148.4
 
155.9
 
..
 
New Zealand
225.4
 
230.3
 
244.2
 
232.1
 
232.7
 
240.7
 
237.5
 
243.0
 
Norway
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Poland
..
 
..
 
192.4
 
189.8
 
193.1
 
228.1
 
260.6
 
299.3
 
Portugal
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Slovak Republic
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Slovenia
141.9
 
154.1
 
163.8
 
167.6
 
169.5
 
177.0
 
189.5
 
194.1
 
Spain
242.1
 
250.1
 
259.3
 
252.9
 
246.6
 
250.1
 
249.6
 
249.1
 
Sweden
..
 
168.6
 
171.5
 
172.4
 
167.1
 
169.0
 
163.8
 
161.8
 
Switzerland
275.1
 
285.0
 
302.4
 
320.1
 
325.2
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Turkey
..
 
..
 
314.4
 
380.2
 
414.0
 
436.5
 
457.4
 
461.6
 
United Kingdom
..
 
209.6
 
211.3
 
216.4
 
231.8
 
236.7
 
237.5
 
241.2
 
United States
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
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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 number of Caesarean sections per 1000 live births. The table is part of the key tables collection on health.
Years covered: :
2004-2011

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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