Table 1

Caesarean deliveries during 1996–2008 for nulliparous women in Western Australia

 Caesarean deliveries
N (%)
All caesarean deliveries45903
 Public patient/public hospital21884 (48)
 Public patient/private hospital2740 (6)
 Private patient/public hospital2311 (5)
 Private patient/private hospital18968 (41)
In labour caesarean deliveries24803
 Public patient/public hospital13784 (56)
 Public patient/private hospitala1636 (7)
 Private patient/public hospital1200 (5)
 Private patient/private hospital8183 (33)
Prelabour caesarean deliveries21100
 Public patient/public hospital8100 (38)
 Public patient/private hospital1104 (5)
 Private patient/public hospital1111 (5)
 Private patient/private hospital10785 (51)