Canadian Government Publishes Birth Intervention Rates for 2008-2009

Highlights of 2008–2009 Selected Indicators Describing the Birthing Process in Canada, a bulletin that summarizes key information on 2008–2009 select indicators pertaining to the birthing process in Canada, can be downloaded here.

Total cesarean rates were not released and will be available here when the Health Indicators 2010 report is published.


Summary of 2008-2009 rates:






Graphs produced by the Canadian Institute for Health Information:

Figure 1: Rates of Vacuum Extraction and Forceps-Assisted Vaginal Deliveries, Canada, 2008–2009

Figure 2: Epidural Rates Among Vaginal Deliveries, Canada, 2006–2007 to 2008–2009

Figure 3: Primary Caesarean Section Rate, by Age Group (Younger Than 35 and 35 and Older), Canada, 2008–2009

Figure 4: Primary Caesarean Section Rate, Canada, 2006–2007 to 2008–2009