Caesarean Rate comparisons

Western Australia
(Dept Health WA 2012, 2010 Statistics) SJOG Murdoch 55.8%

International
(WHO 2008 statistics)

55%

Glengarry 49.4%
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50%

SJOG Subiaco 46.7% Attadale 44.9%

Brazil 45.9%

45%

Dominican Republic 41.9%, Iran 41.9%

40%
Mercy 37.6% KEMH 35.1% SJOG Bunbury 35% Joondalup 33.7% Italy 38.2%, Republic of Korea 38.2% Mexico 37.8% Cuba 35.6%

35%

Argentina 35.2% Portugal 34% Malta 32%, Paraguay 32.2%

Peel 31.1% Pilbara 29.1% Osborne Park 28.8% SJOG Geraldton 27.9%, Gt Southern 26.6% Armadale Kelmscott 26.4%, Kaleeya 26.2% Bently 25.9%, South West 25.3% Kimberly 23.4% Rockingham Kwinana 20.7% Swan Districts 20.5%, Mid West 20.2% Goldfields 18.1%

30%

United States 30.3%, Australia 30.3% Switzerland 28.9% Germany 27.8% Canada 26.3% China 25.9%, Spain 25.9%
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25%
Luxembourg 24% Lebanon 23.3% United Kingdom 22% Denmark 21.4%

20%

South Africa 20.6%, New Zealand 20.4% France 18.6% Japan 17.4% Norway 16.6% Finland 16.3%

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15%

Belgium 15.9%, Qatar 15.9% Netherlands 13.5%
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10%

www.health.wa.gov.au/publications/documents/perinatal/WA_Mothers_Babies_2010.pdf www.who.int/healthsystems/topics/financing/healthreport/30C-sectioncosts.pdf www0.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/pd/2010/pdf/PD2010_045.pdf