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Reasons mothers had for c-section births worldwide as of 2017

This statistic depicts the percentage of mothers worldwide who said they had select reasons for having a cesarean birth as of 2017. According to the data, 33.9 percent of women said that their previous birth was cesarean or that their doctor had recommended cesarean birth at that time.

Percentage of mothers worldwide who had select reasons for their cesarean births as of 2017

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Source

Release date

March 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

330 respondents

Special properties

Women who had cesarean births

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question 3: "If elective or planned, what was the reason?"

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Statistics on "Cesarean sections"

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