C-section use nearly doubled globally since 2000: report

In the 10 countries with the highest number of births in 2010-2015, there were large differences in caesarean section OR C-section use between regions – for example, differences between provinces in China ranged from 4 per cent to 62 per cent, and inter-state differences in India ranged from 7 per cent to 49 per cent, they said. 9 million) in 2000, to 21 per cent of live births (29. 2 per cent of births via C-section to 18. 1 per cent of births in West and Central Africa, and from 4. The US, Bangladesh, and Brazil reported C-section use in more than 25 per cent of births nationally, but some regions within these countries used C-section around twice as much as others.

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