Inappropriate cesarean delivery rates pose a risk to the health of women and infants. In 2014, the cesarean delivery rate in China was 34.9%, with geographic variation ranging from greater than 60% in some supercities to less than 10% in some rural areas.1
During the past decade, China has implemented many local, regional, and national efforts to decrease cesarean delivery rates.1-4 It also has continued to improve health services in rural areas.
Li H, Hellerstein S, Zhou Y, Liu J, Blustein J. Trends in Cesarean Delivery Rates in China, 2008-2018. JAMA. 2020;323(1):89–91. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.17595
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