2001~2016 Current Status of Use of C-Section
This is the result of examining the status of cesarean delivery for five years since 2001 through the National Health Insurance Service's Health Insurance Statistical Yearbook. During the period, the cesarean delivery rate ranged from 36.6% to 42.2%. It can be seen that about 4 out of 10 newborn babies were born through Caesarean section. More specifically, in all of the 460,347 deliveries in 2001, there were 273,732 cases of natural delivery and 186,615 cases of delivery through cesarean section, and the cesarean section rate was 40.5%.