Table 1

Definitions of caesarean section rates and mortality rates

Population caesarean section rateNumber of caesarean sections/estimated number of births in the population (including stillbirths, based on crude birth rate, stillbirth rate and population)
In-facility caesarean section rateNumber of caesarean sections/number of in-facility deliveries (including stillbirths)
In-facility maternal mortality rateNumber of in-facility maternal deaths/number of in-facility births (including stillbirths)
Caesarean section mortality rateNumber of maternal deaths with caesarean section (death during or after the procedure, before discharge)/number of caesarean sections