Statistics and Indicators

Mode of birth by maternal age


  • Mothers who gave birth by caesarean section in 2015–2017 were generally older than mothers who had other types of births.  Around half (51.0%) of women aged 40 years and over gave birth via caesarean section compared with 20.4% of women aged 20–24 years.

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