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Table 1 Caesarean section delivery frequencies for New South Wales 1998 and 2004.

From: Regional block versus general anaesthesia for caesarean section and neonatal outcomes: a population-based study

  1998
N(%)
2004
N(%)
Change in frequency relative to 1998 (%)
All planned CS 8800 12,930 +46.9
- intended GA 2193 (24.9) 1597 (12.4) -27.2
- GA after regional block 153 (1.7) 162 (1.3) +5.9
All unplanned CS 7416 9974 +34.5
- intended GA 1937 (26.3) 1468 (14.8) -24.2
- GA after regional block 329 (4.5) 384 (3.9) +16.7
CS in large public hospital 5913 8264 +39.8
- under GA 1397 (23.6) 1404 (17.0) +0.5
CS in other public hospitals 6025 6954 +15.4
- under GA 2401 (39.9) 1564 (22.5) -34.9
CS in private hospitals 4278 7686 +79.7
- under GA 814 (19.0) 643 (8.4) -21.0
  1. CS, caesarean section; GA, general anaesthesia.