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TABLE B-27
1997 VERMONT HOSPITAL BIRTHS
                                         TYPE OF DELIVERY BY PLACE OF BIRTH
                                             NUMBER OF EVENTS AND RATES
                    
                                                  TYPE OF DELIVERY
                  
                                                  NUMBER OF EVENTS
                                  VAGINAL
                                   AFTER     TOTAL      PRIMARY    REPEAT     TOTAL
PLACE OF BIRTH(1)       VAGINAL  CAESAREAN  VAGINAL    CAESAREAN  CAESAREAN  CAESAREAN  UNKNOWN  TOTAL
---------------------   -------  ---------  -------    ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -----

BRATTLEBORO               257        14      ( 271)         41        31      (  72)       0       343
COPLEY                    238        10      ( 248)         26        12      (  38)       0       286
GIFFORD MEMORIAL          189         3      ( 192)         26        22      (  48)       0       240
NORTHWESTERN MED CTR      365        16      ( 381)         26        24      (  50)       0       431

MEDICAL CTR.  (MCHV)     1862        77      (1939)        272       107      ( 379)       0      2318
NORTH COUNTRY             189        14      ( 203)         18        10      (  28)       0       231
PORTER                    268        13      ( 281)         27        12      (  39)       0       320
SOUTHWESTERN  MED CTR     324        33      ( 357)         36        27      (  63)       0       420

RUTLAND                   473        30      ( 503)         74        52      ( 126)       0       629
SPRINGFIELD               153        11      ( 164)         23        22      (  45)       0       209
CENTRAL VERMONT           372        11      ( 383)         48        17      (  65)       0       448
N.E. VT. REGIONAL         212         3      ( 215)         42        21      (  63)       0       278
GRACE COTTAGE              13         0      (  13)          0         0      (   0)       0        13
 
TOTAL                    4915       235      (5150)        659       357      (1016)       0      6166

                                                    RATES
                                                                                         VAGINAL
                         TOTAL          TOTAL                PRIMARY       REPEAT         AFTER 
PLACE OF BIRTH(1)       VAGINAL(2)   CAESAREAN(3)           CAESAREAN(4)  CAESAREAN(5)  CAESAREAN(6)
-----------------       ----------   ------------           ------------  ------------  ------------

BRATTLEBORO               79.0          21.0                   13.8          43.1          31.1
COPLEY                    86.7          13.3                    9.9          31.6          45.5
GIFFORD MEMORIAL          80.0          20.0                   12.1          45.8          12.0
NORTHWESTERN MED CTR      88.4          11.6                    6.7          48.0          40.0

MEDICAL CTR.  (MCHV)      83.7          16.4                   12.8          28.2          41.9
NORTH COUNTRY             87.9          12.1                    8.7          35.7          58.3
PORTER                    87.8          12.2                    9.2          30.8          52.0
SOUTHWESTERN  MED CTR     85.0          15.0                   10.0          42.9          55.0

RUTLAND                   80.0          20.0                   13.5          41.3          36.6
SPRINGFIELD               78.5          21.5                   13.1          48.9          33.3
CENTRAL VERMONT           85.5          14.5                   11.4          26.2          39.3
N.E. VT. REGIONAL         77.3          22.7                   16.5          33.3          12.5
GRACE COTTAGE            100.0           0.0                    0.0           0.0           0.0

TOTAL                     83.5          16.5                   11.8          35.1          39.7


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1 See appendix A for complete hospital names and locations
2 Percent of all births that are vaginal births
3 Percent of all births that are by caesarean delivery
4 Number of primary caesareans per 100 live births to women who  have not had a previous caesarean
5 Percent of all caesareans that are repeat caesareans
6 Number of vaginal births after previous caesarean delivery per 100 live births to women with a previous caesarean delivery