Indicator full name: Number of caesarean sections
Unit: number of procedures
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1980—2022
Last updated: 04 October 2023
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Members of the EU before Feb 2020
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
- Small countries
- Western Balkans
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Institute of Public Health.
of Public Health.
Office, Hospital statistics - basic data
Institute for Strategic Health Research (ESKI).
and Ministry of Health. Source since 1993: data based on the National Hospital Discharges Database,
Department of Health Information, Ministry of Health.
with ICD9-CM code in (74.0-74.2, 74.4. 74.99). Data refer to all public and private hospitals.
Clinical data gathered in the hospital discharges database are coded with the following versions:
until 2005 with ICD9-CM version 1997, from 2006 to 2008 with ICD9-CM version 2002, since 2009 with
the ICD9-CM version 2007.
Ministry of Health. From 2003 data show number of caesarean sections performed in medical
institutions in both the private and public sector.
care organizations that provide obstetrics services (plus 927 operations by private medical
institutions, to avoid losing the total number of operations).
Note: Additional checkings are needed for the year 2013.
obtained by applying the new calculation methodology.
from Statistics on Health Establishments Providing Inpatient Care. Source from 1996: Ministry of
Health and Consumer Affairs. (www.msc.es/)
Source of data: FSO Federal Statistical Office, Neuchatel; Medical Statistics of Hospitals; yearly
Coverage: Full coverage of hospitals; sufficient (nearly full) coverage of inpatient and day cases
since 2002. Due to a modification of the legislation, day cases are not collected in 2009 anymore.
Estimation method: Discharges without a valid ICD-code are not accounted for (negligible).
Break in time series: The gradual change of diagnosis classification since 2008 from ICD-10 WHO to
ICD-10 GM (German Modification) may lead to breaks for some categories.
for surgeries? records? and 066/Y ?Hospital discharge record?.
Source: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health.
day surgery recorded under OPCS4 codes R17, R18 (caesarean section).
Deviation from the Definition: Data is for financial years i.e. data for 01-04-07 to 31-03-08 is
presented as 2007
Estimation Method: Data for Scotland is estimated from their 2009 data as 2010 figures were not
Break in Time Series:
Scotland - Scotland - Calendar year from SMR02 maternity records, 2010 data are unavailable