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Table 2 Proportion of women who prefer CS in a low risk pregnancy and national CS rates

From: Preference for cesarean section in young nulligravid women in eight OECD countries and implications for reproductive health education

  N All Australia NZ UK USA Canada Chile Germany Iceland
Preferences for CS in low risk pregnancy- all women 3616 10.8 16.0 10.3 10.2 10.1 8.9 11.8 9.1 9.2
Preferences for CS in low risk pregnancy- standardized cohorta 1390 11.7 18.4 14.4 11.9 10.0 14.7 12.8 10.1 7.6
National CS rateb NA NA 32.4 25.9 26.2 32.2 27.3 56.0 32.9 15.5
  1. awomen aged 18–25 who do not study health sciences and were born in the survey country
  2. bOECD 2013 data for all countries except Chile; Chilean data is from Instituto Nacional de Derechos Humanos, Chile. Situación de los Derechos Humanos en Chile, Informe Anual 2016