Childbirth: method of delivery in NHS hospitals in Scotland 2018/19

This statistic displays the methods of childbirth delivery used in hospitals in Scotland in 2018/19. In this year, 17.4 percent of childbirths in Scotland were carried out by emergency caesarean.

Share of child births in hospitals in Scotland in 2018/19, by method of delivery

Share of deliveries
Spontaneous54.1%
Caesarean emergency17.4%
Caesarean elective16.1%
Forceps9.1%
Vacuum3.2%
Vaginal breech0.2%
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

2018/19

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