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Table 3 Pregnancy outcome in 1999 and 2003 by hospital in women surveyed

From: Evidence-informed obstetric practice during normal birth in China: trends and influences in four hospitals

  Specialist City MCH District County
  1999 2003 1999 2003 1999 2003 1999 2003
Pregnancy outcome         
N 150 162 150 160 150 228 149 161
Spontaneous vaginal (%) 60 (40) 66 (41) 71 (47) 88 (55) 41 (27) 68 (30) 99 (66) 110 (68)
Vacuum/forceps (%) 15 (10) 11 (7) 11 (7) 7 (4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 6 (4) 6 (4)
Elective CS (%) 41 (27) 68 (42) 36 (24) 45 (28) 87 (58) 135 (59) 28 (19) 24 (15)
Emergency CS (%) 34 (23) 17 (11) 32 (21) 20 (13) 22 (15) 25 (11) 16 (11) 21 (13)