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Table 1 Detailed information about the rates of different deliveries at the 39 hospitals across China

From: Caesarean deliveries in China

Regions Cesarean delivery Overall rates of CS (%) Vaginal Delivery Number of deliveries (n) Number of hospitals (n)
With indications (%) Without indications (%) Spontaneous (%) Operative (%)a
Tertiary hospitals 29153 (36.6) 15382 (19.3) 44535 (55.9) 33896 (42.6) 1200 (1.5) 79631 20
secondary hospitals 8457 (26.0) 8092 (24.9) 16549 (50.9) 15838 (48.7) 120 (0.4) 32507 19
Total 37610 (33.5) 23474 (20.9) 61084 (54.5) 49734 (44.4) 1320 (1.2) 112138 39
  1. aOperative vaginal delivery includes forceps delivery, vacuum extraction delivery and breech extraction