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Health > Births and maternity > Caesarean birth rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage of live births that are delivered through a cesarean section, more commonly referred to as a c-section.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Brazil 50% 2012
=2 Colombia 43% 2012
=2 Mexico 43% 2012
4 Dominican Republic 42% 2012
=5 Italy 40% 2012
=5 Iran 40% 2012
7 Turkey 37% 2012
8 Uruguay 34% 2012
9 Paraguay 33% 2012
=10 South Korea 32% 2012
=10 Maldives 32% 2012
=12 Portugal 31% 2012
=12 Australia 31% 2012
=12 Hungary 31% 2012
=12 United States 31% 2012
=12 Bulgaria 31% 2012
17 Switzerland 30% 2012
=18 Luxembourg 29% 2012
=18 Germany 29% 2012
20 Egypt 28% 2012
21 China 27% 2012
=22 Canada 26% 2012
=22 Ecuador 26% 2012
=22 Syria 26% 2012
=22 United Kingdom 26% 2012
=22 Spain 26% 2012
=27 Ireland 25% 2012
=27 El Salvador 25% 2012
=27 Republic of Macedonia 25% 2012
=27 Serbia 25% 2012
=31 Slovakia 24% 2012
=31 Thailand 24% 2012
=31 Georgia 24% 2012
=31 Austria 24% 2012
=31 Sri Lanka 24% 2012
=36 New Zealand 23% 2012
=36 Peru 23% 2012
38 Belarus 22% 2012
=39 France 21% 2012
=39 Costa Rica 21% 2012
=39 Denmark 21% 2012
=39 Mongolia 21% 2012
=39 South Africa 21% 2012
=39 Iraq 21% 2012
=39 Poland 21% 2012
=39 Tunisia 21% 2012
=47 Czech Republic 20% 2012
=47 Vietnam 20% 2012
=47 Nicaragua 20% 2012
=50 Jordan 19% 2012
=50 Bolivia 19% 2012
=50 Albania 19% 2012
=50 Romania 19% 2012
=50 Croatia 19% 2012
55 Belgium 18% 2012
=56 Bangladesh 17% 2012
=56 Iceland 17% 2012
=58 Norway 16% 2012
=58 Finland 16% 2012
=58 Morocco 16% 2012
=58 Guatemala 16% 2012
=62 Palestine 15% 2012
=62 Indonesia 15% 2012
=62 Jamaica 15% 2012
=65 Netherlands 14% 2012
=65 Oman 14% 2012
=67 Samoa 13% 2012
=67 Armenia 13% 2012
=67 North Korea 13% 2012
=67 Guyana 13% 2012
=67 Honduras 13% 2012
=67 Namibia 13% 2012
=73 Swaziland 12% 2012
=73 Djibouti 12% 2012
=73 Bhutan 12% 2012
=76 Ghana 11% 2012
=76 Cape Verde 11% 2012
=78 Philippines 10% 2012
=78 Ukraine 10% 2012
=78 Kiribati 10% 2012
=81 Moldova 9% 2012
=81 Yemen 9% 2012
=81 India 9% 2012
=81 Togo 9% 2012
=81 Marshall Islands 9% 2012
86 Nauru 8% 2012
=87 Tuvalu 7% 2012
=87 Rwanda 7% 2012
=87 Sudan 7% 2012
=87 Pakistan 7% 2012
=87 Lesotho 7% 2012
=92 Senegal 6% 2012
=92 Gabon 6% 2012
=92 Kenya 6% 2012
=92 Solomon Islands 6% 2012
=96 Tanzania 5% 2012
=96 Malawi 5% 2012
=96 Central African Republic 5% 2012
=96 Sierra Leone 5% 2012
=96 Nepal 5% 2012
=96 Zimbabwe 5% 2012
=96 Sao Tome and Principe 5% 2012
=96 Azerbaijan 5% 2012
=96 Uganda 5% 2012
=105 Liberia 4% 2012
=105 Afghanistan 4% 2012
=105 Benin 4% 2012
=105 Burundi 4% 2012
=109 Turkmenistan 3% 2012
=109 Mauritania 3% 2012
=109 Cambodia 3% 2012
=109 Eritrea 3% 2012
=109 Haiti 3% 2012
=109 Gambia 3% 2012
=109 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3% 2012
=109 Zambia 3% 2012
=117 East Timor 2% 2012
=117 Ethiopia 2% 2012
=117 Cameroon 2% 2012
=117 Burkina Faso 2% 2012
=117 Madagascar 2% 2012
=117 Guinea 2% 2012
=117 Nigeria 2% 2012
=117 Laos 2% 2012
=117 Mali 2% 2012
=117 Chad 2% 2012
=117 Mozambique 2% 2012
=128 Niger 1% 2012
=128 South Sudan 1% 2012

Citation

"All countries compared for Health > Births and maternity > Caesarean birth rate", United Nations Children's Fund. Source tables. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Births-and-maternity/Caesarean-birth-rate

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