Canadian Government Publishes Birth Intervention Rates for 2008-2009

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By Jill

Data pertaining to the 374,000 babies born in Canadian hospitals in 2008-09 was published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information this week.

Highlights of 2008–2009 Selected Indicators Describing the Birthing Process in Canada, a bulletin that summarizes key information on 2008–2009 select indicators pertaining to the birthing process in Canada, can be downloaded here.

Total cesarean rates were not released and will be available here when the Health Indicators 2010 report is published.

Summary of 2008-2009 rates: