Childbirth: method of delivery in NHS hospitals in Scotland 2017/18

Share of child births in hospitals in Scotland in 2017/18, by method of delivery

Childbirth: method of delivery in NHS hospitals in Scotland 2017/18 This statistic displays the methods of childbirth delivery used in hospitals in Scotland in 2017/18. In that year, 16.8 percent of childbirths were an emergency caesarean.
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Share of child births in hospitals in Scotland in 2017/18, by method of delivery

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Share of deliveries
Spontaneous55.1%
Caesarean emergency16.8%
Caesarean elective15.7%
Forceps9.2%
Vacuum2.9%
Vaginal breech0.2%
Share of deliveries
Spontaneous55.1%
Caesarean emergency16.8%
Caesarean elective15.7%
Forceps9.2%
Vacuum2.9%
Vaginal breech0.2%
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This statistic displays the methods of childbirth delivery used in hospitals in Scotland in 2017/18. In that year, 16.8 percent of childbirths were an emergency caesarean.
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