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released: 13 Dec 2012 author: AIHW, Li Z, Zeki R, Hilder L & Sullivan EA media release

In 2010, 294,814 women gave birth to 299,563 babies in Australia. The average age of mothers has increased gradually, from 29.2 years in 2001 to 30.0 years in 2010. The caesarean section rate has shown an upward trend over the last 10 years, increasing from 25.4% nationally in 2001 to a peak of 31.6% in 2010.

ISSN 1321-8336; ISBN 978-1-74249-387-9; Cat. no. PER 57; 132pp.; $22

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Mothers
      • Antenatal factors
      • Indigenous mothers
      • Labour and delivery
      • Baby outcomes
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Purpose of this report
      • National Perinatal Data Collection
      • Whose births are counted
      • Data quality, presentation and interpretation issues
    • 2 Birth summary
      • Births and women who gave birth
    • 3 Mothers
      • Demographic profile
      • Maternal characteristics
      • Antenatal period
      • Labour and birth characteristics
      • Women who gave birth in hospitals
      • Homebirths
    • 4 Babies
      • Demographic profile
      • Outcomes
      • Hospital births
    • 5 Perinatal mortality
      • Definitions
      • Fetal deaths
      • Neonatal deaths
      • Perinatal deaths
      • Causes of perinatal deaths
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: State and territory perinatal data collections, contacts and recent reports
      • Appendix B: Collection and collation of data for the National Perinatal Data Collection
      • Appendix C: Perinatal National Minimum Data Set items
      • Appendix D: Data quality statement National Perinatal Data Collection
      • Appendix E: Data used in figures
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW, Li Z, Zeki R, Hilder L & Sullivan EA 2012. Australia's mothers and babies 2010. Perinatal statistics series no. 27. Cat. no. PER 57. Canberra: AIHW.