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Australian Caesarean Section and Instrumental Delivery Rate 2000 - 2009
The caesarean section rate has shown an upward trend over the last 10 years, increasing from 23.3% nationally in 2000 to a peak of 31.5% in 2009. In contrast, the proportion of instrumental deliveries has remained stable at around 11.0% throughout this period.
Figure 3.3 Source: Report Table A4.5.
Note: Provisional data were provided by Victoria for 2009.
Li Z, McNally L, Hilder L & Sullivan EA 2011. Australia’s mothers and babies 2009. Perinatal statistics series no. 25. Cat. no. PER 52. Sydney: AIHW National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit. http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420870
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