Monday, 29 November 2010

Australia's mothers and babies 2008 (AIHW)

Australia's mothers and babies 2008 is the 18th report providing information on births in Australia from perinatal data collections for each state and territory.

In 2008, 292,156 women gave birth to 296,925 babies in Australia. The increase in births continued, with 2,720 more births (0.9%) than reported in 2007. This is the second year that the rate of caesarean section has not significantly increased with a 0.2% rise from 30.9% in 2007 to 31.1% in 2008.

Media release

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