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Increase in caesarean section rates among low-risk women in Queensland, 1990–2004

Trisha C Johnston and Michael D Coory
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (7): 404-405.
Published online: 2 October 2006

To the Editor: The current rate of caesarean sections in Australia (29% of all live births) is higher than the rate in other similarly affluent countries.1 In addition, the rate is continuing to increase; for example, it was less than 20% in 1993.1

  • Trisha C Johnston
  • Michael D Coory

  • Epidemiology Services Unit, Queensland Health, Brisbane, QLD.


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