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Table 1 Cesarean delivery rates by plurality in 2008

From: Varying gestational age patterns in cesarean delivery: an international comparison

Country/Region Overall Singletons Multiples
Live births (N) Rate % 95% CI Live births (N) Rate % 95% CI Live births (N) Rate % 95% CI
Austria 77 728 28.0 27.7-28.3 75 072 26.0 25.7-26.4 2656 83.4 81.9-84.8
Belgium: Flanders 69 187 20.2 20.0-20.5 66 672 18.8 18.5-19.1 2515 56.7 54.7-58.6
Czech Republic 119 455 22.0 21.7-22.2 114 722 19.7 19.5-20.0 4733 75.4 74.1-76.6
Estonia 16 032 21.2 20.5-21.8 15507 19.3 18.7-19.9 525 77.5 73.7-81.0
Finland 59 594 17.2 16.9-17.5 57 872 16.2 15.9-16.5 1722 51.9 49.5-54.2
France1 14 594 21.1 20.4-21.7 14 161 20.1 19.4-20.7 433 54.3 49.4-59.0
Germany2 211 889 32.5 32.3-32.7 204 746 31.0 30.8-31.2 7143 74.6 73.6-75.6
Ireland 75 249 26.7 26.3-27.0 72 592 25.3 25.0-25.6 2657 64.0 62.1-65.8
Lithuania 31 287 23.9 23.4-24.4 30 510 22.9 22.4-23.3 777 63.3 59.8-66.7
Malta3 4152 30.2 28.8-31.6 4020 28.1 26.7-29.5 132 95.4 90.4-98.3
The Netherlands 174 828 15.7 15.5-15.6 168 619 14.8 14.6-15.0 6209 39.6 38.4-40.8
Norway 61 206 17.2 17.0-17.5 59 075 16.2 15.9-16.5 2131 46.7 44.6-48.9
Slovakia 53 971 25.7 25.3-26.0 52 520 24.2 23.9-24.6 1451 77.5 75.2-79.6
Slovenia 21 806 16.9 16.4-17.4 21 041 15.5 15.0-16.0 765 54.9 51.3-58.5
Spain4 398 922 27.4 27.3-27.5 382 141 25.5 25.3-25.6 16 781 71.3 70.6-72.0
Sweden3 108 923 18.0 17.8-18.3 105 855 17.0 16.7-17.2 3068 54.6 52.8-56.3
UK: Scotland 58 302 26.1 25.8-26.5 56 450 24.9 24.5-25.2 1852 64.7 62.5-66.9
USA 4236158 32.4 32.3-32.4 409 2381 30.8 30.8-30.9 143777 76.4 76.2-76.6
  1. 1Data from France came from a nationally representative survey of all births in 2010.
  2. 2Data from Germany are from 3 Landers.
  3. 3Data from Malta and Sweden are from 2009.
  4. 4Data from Spain are from 2010.