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Table 4 Description of health care factors by region.

From: Regional perinatal mortality differences in the Netherlands; care is the question

  North East West South
  # % # % # % # %
Mode of delivery         
Spontaneous 64,010 72.9 151,816 75.8 315,282 75.6 149,366 75.0
Elective Caesarean Section 6,046 6.9 12,010 6.0 24,416 5.9 12,826 6.4
Instrumental vaginal delivery 10,680 12.2 22,019 11.0 45,538 10.9 21,018 10.6
Emergency Caesarean Section 7,121 8.1 14,313 7.2 31,532 7.6 16,010 8.0
Care at start of delivery         
low risk selection 37,506 42.7 103,069 51.5 209,376 50.2 92,418 46.4
   low risk & home delivery 17,337 19.7 60,869 30.4 95,724 23.0 46,918 23.6
   low risk & hospital delivery 10,349 11.8 18,157 9.1 60,656 14.6 20,250 10.2
   from low to high risk during delivery 9,820 11.2 24,043 12.0 52,996 12.7 25,250 12.7
high risk selection 50,351 57.3 97,089 48.5 207,392 49.8 106,802 53.6
Number of hospitals 15   18   39   25  
Number of tertiary centres 1   2   5   2  
Total 87,857 100 200,158 100 416,768 100 199,220 100