23% of babies in England are delivered by caesarean sectionBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7495.806-a (Published 07 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:806
- Susan Mayor
Rates of caesarean deliveries in England have increased slightly, according to figures published last week, which continued the long term trend of increasing medical intervention in child-birth. The NHS Maternity Statistics, England: 2003-04, based on hospital episode statistics, showed that the rate of caesarean sections increased slightly from 22.0% in 2002-3 to 22.7%. The total number of births also rose by 5% to 593 …
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