Rates of caesarean vary widely across EuropeBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1332 (Published 09 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1332
- Jacqui Wise
The proportion of births involving caesarean section varies widely across Europe, ranging from 52.2% of all births in Cyprus to 14.8% in Iceland, shows research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.1
The authors of the Euro-Peristat study said that the continuing wide variation in rates of caesarean section and instrumental vaginal delivery pointed to a lack of consensus on good obstetric practice.
The World Health Organization says that there is no justification for any region to have a caesarean rate higher than 10-15%, …