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Table 2 Mode of delivery according to the volume of care (number of deliveries/year in the care unit)

From: Mode of delivery and level of neonatal care in Lombardy: a descriptive analysis according to volume of care

Volume of care Deliveries Vaginal delivery Cesarean section Induced labour CS after induction Women with previous CS Vaginal after CS (VBAC)
Total vaginal delivery Normal vaginal delivery Vacuum Forceps Total CS Elective CS Emergency CS         
N N %* N %* N %* N N % N %* N % N %* N %** N %* N. %***
<500 2676 1749 65.4 1622 60.6 127 4.7 1 926 34.6 604 65.2 322 34.8 628 23.5 124 19.7 432 16.1 28 6.5
500-799 12608 8746 69.4 8268 65.6 478 3.8 1 3861 30.6 1987 51.5 1874 48.5 2400 19.0 617 25.7 1600 12.7 178 11.1
800-999 9965 7500 75.3 7048 70.7 452 4.5 0 2465 24.7 1465 59.4 1000 40.6 1757 17.6 347 19.7 1121 11.2 189 16.9
1000-2499 37860 27901 73.7 26228 69.3 1673 4.4 0 9959 26.3 4456 44.7 5503 55.3 7023 20.3 1377 19.6 4166 11.0 761 18.3
≥2500 28492 20236 71.0 18891 66.3 1345 4.7 0 8256 28.9 3681 44.6 4575 55.4 5642 19.8 1087 19.3 3298 11.6 762 23.1
Total 91601 66132 72.2 62057 67.7 4075 4.4 2 25467 27.8 12193 47.9 13274 52.1 17450 19.8 3552 20.4 10617 11.6 1918 18.1
  1. *Row percentage of total number of deliveries in the volume of care category.
  2. **Row percentage of total number of deliveries in the volume of care category excluding missing data on induction information (n = 3286).
  3. ***Row percentage of deliveries of women with previous CS.
  4. CS = Cesarean section.