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Half of China’s Moms-To-Be Have C-Sections January 12, 2010

Posted by tkcollier in health.

While In the U.S., where C-sections are at an all-time high of 31 percent, China’s 46 percent C-section rate was followed by Vietnam and Thailand with 36 percent and 34 percent, respectively. Cambodia and India had the lowest rates of 15 percent and 18 percent, respectively.

The study did not discuss specific reasons for the high number of C-sections, but it noted that more than 60 percent of the hospitals studied were motivated by financial incentives to perform surgeries

via Survey – Half of China’s Moms-To-Be Have C-Sections – NYTimes.com.


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