Table 1

Total number of deliveries and facilities by country, and the percentages of deliveries by mode and country

Vaginal Delivery

Caesarean section without indications

Caesarean section with indications

Total deliveries

Total facilities

Spontaneous

Operative

Antepartum

Intrapartum

Antepartum

Intrapartum

%

%

%

%

%

%

n

n


Africa

Algeria

80.5

5.9

0.04

0.1

5.9

7.5

15,578

18

Angola

97.7

0.8

0.1

0.02

1.0

0.5

6,322

20

D.R. Congo

84.8

2.3

0.1

0.1

1.4

11.4

8,804

21

Kenya

82.9

1.5

0.1

0.5

3.2

11.8

19,968

20

Niger

91.5

3.2

0.02

0.2

0.4

4.8

8,275

11

Nigeria

81.1

4.4

0.1

0.3

3.6

10.5

8,939

21

Uganda

85.4

1.2

0.1

0.3

2.1

10.9

13,836

20

Americas

Argentina

62.1

2.8

0.2

0.1

17.8

17.0

10,689

14

Brazil

68.5

2.0

0.3

0.2

15.4

13.6

15,129

19

Cuba

61.7

2.7

0.02

0.1

16.6

18.8

12,642

17

Ecuador

59.2

0.5

0.1

0.6

7.8

31.8

12,414

18

Mexico

60.4

1.9

0.1

0.1

15.8

21.8

20,883

21

Nicaragua

69.1

0.1

0.1

0.2

7.7

22.8

5,636

8

Paraguay

57.3

0.8

1.2

0.9

18.1

21.7

3,460

17

Peru

65.4

0.6

0.01

0.0

13.2

20.8

16,040

17

Asia

Cambodia

77.6

7.7

0.04

0.2

2.6

11.8

5,565

5

China

52.6

1.2

9.3

2.3

19.7

14.9

14,541

21

India

79.4

2.9

0.1

0.2

3.6

13.8

24,682

20

Japan

74.1

6.1

0.1

0.0

13.9

5.9

3,300

10

Nepal

76.0

3.8

0.04

0.1

6.2

14.0

8,489

8

Philippines

78.4

2.8

0.04

0.1

8.0

10.3

13,295

6

Sri Lanka

65.9

3.5

0.5

0.2

20.2

9.8

15,024

14

Thailand

61.6

4.3

0.3

0.1

13.4

20.2

9,745

12

Vietnam

62.2

2.2

0.2

0.8

4.3

30.2

13,309

15

Total

71.7

2.6

0.6

0.3

9.4

15.4

286,565

373


Souza et al. BMC Medicine 2010 8:71   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-8-71

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