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Table 6 Percent of Births That Were Attended by a Medically-Trained Worker (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
East Asia/ Pacific 34.4 53.7 65.9 75.8 91.7 60.7
Eastern Europe/Central Asia 88.4 94.6 96.7 98.2 99.2 94.9
Latin America/Caribbean 45.4 59.0 71.1 83.9 93.6 67.2
Middle East/ North Africa 39.7 51.4 61 .3 72.2 84.6 60.5
South Asia 7.0 10.4 17.0 28.3 56.0 21.8
Sub-Saharan Africa 25.6 34.2 42.9 59.3 82.5 46.6
All regionsD 35.8 45.5 54.3 67.3 85.0 55.3
  1. Source: DHSs in 56 LMICs, Gwatkin DR et al. [22]