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Table 2 Primary Cesarean Section rate, 2009–2013, stratified by Maternity units

From: Trend in primary caesarean delivery: a five-year experience in ABRUZZO, ITALY

  2009 n (%) 2010 n (%) 2011 n (%) 2012 n (%) 2013 n (%)
Abruzzo – Overall 2735 (31.4) 2812 (31.7) 2520 (29.3) 2266 (26.1) 2209 (26.1)
Maternity units over 1000 deliveries/yrs
 Chieti 445 (37.2) 485 (38.8) 474 (35.8) 403 (31.9) 373 (31.3)
 Pescara 539 (28.7) 545 (29.5) 375 (23.5) 341 (21.1) 441 (25.4)
Maternity units under 1000 deliveries/yrs
 Private Hospitala- Avezzano 220 (51.0)     
 Sant’Omero 129 (28.7) 126 (34.3) 91 (27.0) 137 (22.5) 185 (26.4)
 Ortona 148 (40.0) 176 (46.0) 159 (40.3) 124 (31.4) 95 (24.5)
 Teramo 221 (25.8) 202 (22.9) 174 (19.5) 170 (22.8) 150 (21.8)
 Lanciano 200 (25.0) 211 (27.2) 218 (28.7) 145 (22.9) 132 (22.4)
 Penne 53 (35.6) 73 (39.7) 79 (38.9) 68 (38.4) 99 (43.0)
 Atri 137 (29.3) 133 (27.5) 126 (31.9) 79 (30.7) 89 (26.6)
 L’Aquila 159 (29.4) 229 (27.5) 312 (30.9) 312 (30.5) 255 (26.7)
 Avezzano 162 (26.3) 302 (30.0) 226 (24.7) 190 (22.2) 212 (25.7)
 Popolia 37 (46.3)     
 Sulmona 129 (44.9) 133 (40.4) 110 (37.8) 111 (34.9) 100 (38.3)
 Vasto 180 (25.8) 231 (32.6) 214 (32.6) 225 (28.8) 120 (17.9)
  1. aHospitals that performed deliveries only in 2009
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