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Caesarean sections
Surgical procedures per 1000 live births
‌‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
Australia
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Austria
238.1
 
250.5
 
265.1
 
271.0
 
281.7
 
282.5
 
283.2
 
288.4
 
Belgium
190.3
 
196.1
 
189.0
 
196.5
 
193.3
 
197.2
 
201.3
 
..
 
Canada
261.9
 
262.3
 
266.1
 
263.6
 
261.7
 
261.1
 
262.4
 
..
 
Chile
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Czech Republic
171.3
 
183.7
 
195.7
 
204.8
 
212.2
 
224.9
 
232.7
 
243.9
 
Denmark
200.6
 
207.8
 
217.6
 
211.8
 
218.8
 
214.3
 
213.8
 
211.8
 
Estonia
188.5
 
189.6
 
199.7
 
199.8
 
206.9
 
203.3
 
202.0
 
200.0
 
Finland
162.8
 
161.4
 
162.6
 
164.9
 
157.5
 
161.4
 
161.8
 
161.9
 
France
198.8
 
202.4
 
207.2
 
206.4
 
207.7
 
210.2
 
210.0
 
207.6
 
Germany
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Greece
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Hungary
280.4
 
282.7
 
289.2
 
304.5
 
316.7
 
327.9
 
335.8
 
352.9
 
Iceland
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Ireland
250.9
 
245.6
 
253.3
 
255.6
 
259.2
 
260.4
 
269.0
 
275.3
 
Israel 1
185.5
 
185.8
 
187.3
 
194.4
 
191.3
 
191.3
 
190.3
 
188.7
 
Italy
390.9
 
394.6
 
392.2
 
385.9
 
387.6
 
384.6
 
377.1
 
368.4
 
Japan
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Korea
363.1
 
351.3
 
353.5
 
353.8
 
351.3
 
352.2
 
346.1
 
360.0
 
Luxembourg
242.2
 
242.8
 
258.0
 
268.4
 
260.9
 
257.7
 
277.4
 
269.7
 
Mexico
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Netherlands
135.7
 
137.8
 
139.2
 
143.0
 
148.4
 
155.9
 
..
 
..
 
New Zealand
230.3
 
244.2
 
232.1
 
232.7
 
240.7
 
237.5
 
243.1
 
254.7
 
Norway
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Poland
..
 
192.3
 
189.8
 
192.8
 
228.3
 
260.4
 
298.9
 
315.7
 
Portugal
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Slovak Republic
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Slovenia
154.1
 
163.8
 
167.6
 
169.5
 
177.0
 
189.5
 
194.1
 
194.5
 
Spain
251.0
 
260.1
 
253.6
 
247.4
 
250.1
 
249.6
 
249.1
 
251.5
 
Sweden
168.1
 
171.7
 
171.7
 
166.7
 
169.3
 
164.4
 
162.1
 
163.0
 
Switzerland
285.3
 
302.4
 
318.0
 
325.2
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Turkey
..
 
314.4
 
380.2
 
414.0
 
436.5
 
457.4
 
461.6
 
479.8
 
United Kingdom
226.4
 
228.3
 
235.6
 
231.7
 
236.8
 
238.6
 
241.9
 
244.2
 
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: :
2005-2012

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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