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Table 3 Consistency of Method of delivery in English NHS trusts in 2009/10 as defined using OPCS delivery code and the maternity tail delmeth code

From: Evaluating maternity care using national administrative health datasets: How are statistics affected by the quality of data on method of delivery?

Method of delivery(OPCS)
Method of Delivery(Delmeth) Elective CS Emergency CS Breech vaginal Forceps Vacuum Cephalic vaginal Other Row total
Elective CS 47,623 4,131 15 26 186 139 1 52,121
Emergency CS 3,890 70,298 18 17 29 287 0 74,539
Breech vaginal 101 115 1,547 63 919 424 1 3,170
Forceps 324 173 5 28,755 438 414 0 30,109
Vacuum 13 52 3 1,347 31,526 493 0 33,422
Cephalic vaginal 396 904 202 1,573 1,481 345,723 37 350,316
Other 125 332 19 727 50 652 1 1,906
Total 52,472 76,004 1,809 32,508 34,629 348,132 40 545,594