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Table 4 Regional distribution of caesarean section rates among hospitals in Ethiopia, 2015

From: Association between maternal mortality and caesarean section in Ethiopia: a national cross-sectional study

Regions in Ethiopia Number of women who gave birth in hospitals (n) Caesarean birth (n) Caesarean birth Rate (%) (95% CI)a
Addis Ababa 46,876 18,037 38.5 (38.1–38.9)
Afar 1,681 129 7.6 (6.4–9.1)
Amhara 46,379 10,317 22.2 (21.8–22.6)
Benishangul Gumuz 3,319 700 21.1 (19.7–22.5)
Dire Dawa 5,507 1,421 25.8 (24.6–26.9)
Gambella 1,729 135 7.8 (6.6–9.2)
Harari 5,399 1,296 24.0 (22.9–25.2)
Oromia 100,398 18,694 18.6 (18.4–18.9)
SNNPR 69,824 11,484 16.4 (16.2–16.7)
Somali 8,545 488 5.7 (5.2–6.2)
Tigray 45,397 5,320 11.7 (11.4–12.0)
Total 335,054 68,021 20.3 (20.1–20.4)
  1. SNNPR Southern Nations Nationalities and People Region
  2. aCS rate was calculated using number of total births in hospitals as denominator