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TABLE B-27
1996 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               272       11     ( 283)     51         28      (  79)     0    362
COPLEY                    197        8     ( 205)     21          8      (  29)     0    234
GIFFORD MEMORIAL          209       18     ( 227)     31         17      (  48)     0    275
NORTHWESTERN MED CTR      374       22     ( 396)     35         32      (  67)     0    463
MEDICAL CENTER (MCHV)    1888       64     (1952)    280         80      ( 360)     0   2312
NORTH COUNTRY             166        9     ( 175)     26          9      (  35)     0    210
PORTER                    273       15     ( 288)     28          9      (  37)     0    325
SOUTHWESTERN MED CTR      295       22     ( 317)     64         34      (  98)     0    415
RUTLAND                   547       25     ( 572)    101         55      ( 156)     0    728
SPRINGFIELD               170        9     ( 179)     33         10      (  43)     0    222
CENTRAL VERMONT           414       12     ( 426)     53         25      (  78)     0    504
N.E. VT REGIONAL          192        3     ( 195)     40         12      (  52)     0    247
GRACE COTTAGE              26        0     (  26)      0          0      (   0)     0     26

TOTAL                    5023      218     (5241)    763        319      (1082)     0   6323

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

BRATTLEBORO               78.2        21.8              15.8         35.4         28.2
COPLEY                    87.6        12.4               9.6         27.6         50.0
GIFFORD MEMORIAL          82.6        17.5              12.9         35.4         51.4
NORTHWESTERN MED CTR      85.5        14.5               8.6         47.8         40.7
MEDICAL CENTER (MCHV)     84.4        15.6              12.9         22.2         44.4
NORTH COUNTRY             83.3        16.7              13.5         25.7         50.0
PORTER                    88.6        11.4               9.3         24.3         62.5
SOUTHWESTERN MED CTR      76.4        23.6              17.8         34.7         39.3
RUTLAND                   78.6        21.4              15.6         35.3         31.3
SPRINGFIELD               80.6        19.4              16.3         23.3         47.4
CENTRAL VERMONT           84.5        15.5              11.4         32.1         32.4
N.E. VT REGIONAL          79.0        21.1              17.2         23.1         20.0
GRACE COTTAGE            100.0         0.0               0.0          0.0          0.0

TOTAL                     82.9        17.1              13.2         29.5         40.6

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.

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