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TABLE B-27
1998 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               255         18       ( 273)       42          32       (  74)       0        347
COPLEY                    203          5       ( 208)       27          10       (  37)       0        245
GIFFORD MEMORIAL          193          5       ( 198)       29          20       (  49)       0        247
NORTHWESTERN MED CTR      361         24       ( 385)       38          17       (  55)       0        440
FAHC/MEDICAL CENTER      1816         41       (1857)      288          92       ( 380)       0       2237
NORTH COUNTRY             176          9       ( 185)       18          12       (  30)       0        215
PORTER                    273         16       ( 289)       28          10       (  38)       0        327
SOUTHWESTERN MED CTR      303         30       ( 333)       54          41       (  95)       0        428
RUTLAND                   471         31       ( 502)       81          43       ( 124)       0        626
SPRINGFIELD               170         16       ( 186)       25           8       (  33)       0        219
CENTRAL VERMONT           382         11       ( 393)       72          20       (  92)       0        485
N.E. VT. REGIONAL         227          4       ( 231)       28          22       (  50)       0        281
GRACE COTTAGE              19          0       (  19)        0           0       (   0)       0         19

TOTAL                    4849        210       (5059)      730         327       (1057)       0       6116

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

BRATTLEBORO               78.7            21.3                14.1           43.2            36.0
COPLEY                    84.9            15.1                11.7           27.0            33.3
GIFFORD MEMORIAL          80.2            19.8                13.1           40.8            20.0
NORTHWESTERN MED CTR      87.5            12.5                 9.5           30.9            58.5
FAHC/MEDICAL CENTER       83.0            17.0                13.7           24.2            30.8
NORTH COUNTRY             86.1            14.0                 9.3           40.0            42.9
PORTER                    88.4            11.6                 9.3           26.3            61.5
SOUTHWESTERN MED CTR      77.8            22.2                15.1           43.2            42.3
RUTLAND                   80.2            19.8                14.7           34.7            41.9
SPRINGFIELD               84.9            15.1                12.8           24.2            66.7
CENTRAL VERMONT           81.0            19.0                15.9           21.7            35.5
N.E. VT. REGIONAL         82.2            17.8                11.0           44.0            15.4
GRACE COTTAGE            100.0             0.0                 0.0            0.0             0.0

TOTAL                     82.7            17.3                13.1           30.9            39.1


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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.