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Caesarean section rate hits 20% in 1999-2000

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7301.1508/d (Published 23 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1508
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Provisional figures from the Department of Health suggest that the rate for caesarean sections in England hit an all time high of more than 20% in 1999-2000.

    Caesarean delivery rates have climbed steadily since the second world war. From a level of under 3% in the 1950s, the proportion of deliveries that were by caesarean section had risen to 9% by 1980 and to12% …

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