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Table 2 Cesarean and VBAC rates among the three ethnic groups

From: Cesarean and VBAC rates among immigrant vs. native-born women: a retrospective observational study from Taiwan Cesarean delivery and VBAC among immigrant women in Taiwan

  Total birth Vaginal birth Cesarean birth VBAC§
    Primary@ cesarean Repeat cesarean Total Cesarean  
Taiwanese, n 349730 231266 68,617 49,847 118,464 2101
% 100.0% 66.1% 23.0% 10.8% 33.9% 4.0%
Chinese, n 19866 14384 3,587 1,895 5,482 100
% 100.0% 72.4% 20.1%* 7.5%* 27.6%* 5.0%*
Vietnamese, n 22650 18276 2,930 1,444 4,374 93
% 100.0% 80.7% 13.9%**,*** 5.4%**,*** 19.3%**,** 6.1%***
Total 392,246 263,926 75,134 53,186 128,320 2,294
  1. %, Percentage of delivery mode are calculated as total number/total births
  2. †Total cesarean = primary cesarean + repeat cesarean
  3. ‡ Total births = vaginal births + total cesarean
  4. § VBAC = vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC rate = VBAC/(VBAC+ repeat cesarean)
  5. @ Number of cesarean deliveries to women who have not had a previous cesarean regardless of parity
  6. * Significant difference between Taiwanese and Chinese, ** Significant difference between Chinese and Vietnamese, *** significant difference between Taiwanese and Vietnamese