C-section delivery rate worldwide in 2000 and 2015, by region

Percentage of live births delivered by cesarean section worldwide in 2000 and 2015, by region

by John Elflein, last edited Mar 13, 2019
C-section delivery rate worldwide in 2000 and 2015, by region This statistic depicts the percentage of births that were delivered via cesarean section worldwide in 2000 and 2015, by region. According to the data, Latin America and the Caribbean had the highest rate of cesarean sections in 2015 with 44.3 percent of births being delivered by c-section.
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Percentage of live births delivered by cesarean section worldwide in 2000 and 2015, by region

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20002015
Global12.1%21.1%
West and Central Africa3%4.1%
Eastern and Southern Africa4.6%6.2%
Middle East and North Africa19%29.6%
South Asia7.2%18.1%
East Asia and Pacific13.4%28.8%
Latin America and Caribbean32.3%44.3%
Eastern Europe and Central Asia11.9%27.3%
North America24.3%32%
Western Europe19.6%26.9%
20002015
Global12.1%21.1%
West and Central Africa3%4.1%
Eastern and Southern Africa4.6%6.2%
Middle East and North Africa19%29.6%
South Asia7.2%18.1%
East Asia and Pacific13.4%28.8%
Latin America and Caribbean32.3%44.3%
Eastern Europe and Central Asia11.9%27.3%
North America24.3%32%
Western Europe19.6%26.9%
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by John Elflein, last edited Mar 13, 2019
This statistic depicts the percentage of births that were delivered via cesarean section worldwide in 2000 and 2015, by region. According to the data, Latin America and the Caribbean had the highest rate of cesarean sections in 2015 with 44.3 percent of births being delivered by c-section.
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