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Table 1 Caesarean section rates by year, Scotland 1980-2000

From: The influence of both individual and area based socioeconomic status on temporal trends in Caesarean sections in Scotland 1980-2000

  1980-1981 1990-1991 1999-2000
Number of births 110798   105247   70667  
Number of Caesareans (%) 10973 (9.9) 12995 (12.3) 12279 (17.4)
Number of emergency Caesareans (%) 6972 (6.3) 8982 (8.5) 8388 (11.9)
Number of elective Caesareans (%) 3998 (3.6) 4013 (3.8) 3891 (5.5)