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Table 2 Cesarean delivery rates by plurality and gestational age subgroups in 2008

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

Singletons Multiples
Gestational age in completed weeks (wks)
  26-31 wks 32-36 wks 37-38 wks 39-41 wks ≥42 wks <34 wks 34-36 wks ≥37 wks
Country/Region % % % % % % % %
Austria 75.5 44.7 42.6 17.4 30.3 89.8 84.5 76.0
Belgium: Flanders 64.6 31.2 29.0 13.6 18.1 61.0 57.5 53.9
Czech Republic 61.3 32.7 25.6 16.5 20.4 82.3 75.9 71.6
Estonia 48.4 34.7 28.4 15.8 24.9 66.3 77.8 81.7
Finland 68.6 31.2 20.6 13.7 21.9 67.4 48.5 48.2
France1 69.9 36.5 26.2 16.7 26.5 56.4 56.3 52.8
Germany2 83.3 46.4 46.8 22.3 37.9 87.8 76.1 64.8
Ireland 67.0 43.1 36.0 22.1 23.6 67.4 68.2 60.1
Lithuania 37.0 27.4 22.2 22.6 31.1 71.2 66.0 59.0
Malta3 61.3 52.0 43.5 18.9 37.0 85.7 92.3 100
The Netherlands 54.2 26.3 22.2 11.2 22.4 40.8 39.4 39.3
Norway 70.0 34.6 26.3 11.5 18.9 59.0 47.5 42.3
Slovakia 62.9 39.4 30.3 21.2 28.2 76.4 79.3 76.6
Slovenia 47.0 25.9 19.3 13.5 16.7 56.0 58.0 50.9
Spain4 51.2 36.7 31.5 22.1 32.5 73.8 71.7 70.0
Sweden3 62.1 32.0 31.7 11.3 21.0 71.0 56.0 48.9
UK: Scotland 57.1 37.9 33.0 21.4 33.3 64.7 69.5 61.4
USA 59.8 39.2 33.7 28.0 29.3 81.0 76.8 73.1
  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.