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Table 2 Percentage of caesarean sections among all hospital deliveries by year and federal states

From: Regional variation in caesarean deliveries in Germany and its causes

  GePaRD Hospital statistics
  2004 2005 2006 2004 2005 2006
All Births [n] 100,160 99,195 95,486 682,767 664,597 652,642
Schleswig-Holstein 29.0 28.2 30.4 24.9 27.2 30.3
Hamburg 30.6 30.6 30.9 26.9 30.1 27.6
Lower Saxony 29.6 30.0 30.2 27.0 28.1 28.7
Bremen 27.8 26.4 26.3 28.8 26.1 29.5
North-Rhine Westphalia 30.6 31.4 32.1 27.9 28.6 29.6
Hesse 31.0 31.8 32.7 29.8 30.9 31.5
Rhineland-Palatinate 31.9 31.5 32.1 30.8 29.1 30.4
Baden-Württemberg 29.6 30.1 30.2 28.1 28.9 29.3
Bavaria 28.8 29.2 30.6 27.6 28.5 30.4
Saarland 33.2 31.4 34.4 33.6 32.1 33.2
Berlin 23.0 22.4 23.8 20.7 21.9 24.1
Brandenburg 22.4 23.3 25.0 20.6 21.3 23.6
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 25.6 26.4 24.8 23.0 23.4 24.7
Saxony 21.8 20.1 19.8 19.9 21.0 22.2
Saxony-Anhalt 23.0 22.7 23.1 20.6 22.2 22.5
Thuringia 22.7 21.0 23.7 24.7 23.2 23.9
Former West Germany* 30.0 30.4 31.2 28.1 28.8 29.8
Former East Germany* ,+ 22.8 22.2 22.9 21.2 21.9 23.3
Total* 28.7 28.9 29.6 26.8 27.6 28.6
  1. * Weighted estimate using crude birth rates per federal state.
  2. + including Berlin.