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Table 5 Percent of Births in Which a Cesarean Section was Performed (in the Five Years Before a Recent DHS Survey)

From: Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (4 of 7): delivery of interventions

  Percent of C-sections According to Wealth Groups (Quintiles)  
Region Poorest 2nd 3rd 4th Wealthiest All Groups
Asia 1.5 2.2 3.6 6.9 15.6 5.3
Latin America/Caribbean 6.7 13.1 19.0 25.7 38.3 18.4
Sub-Saharan Africa 1.4 1.9 2.4 3.3 7.8 3.1
All countries 2.5 4.3 6.2 8.6 1 5.4 6.7
  1. Source: DHSs in 42 LMICs, Ronsmans C et al. [50]