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[Correspondence] Global epidemiology of use of and disparities in caesarean sections – Authors’ reply

06 Jul 2019

We are grateful to Suzanne Delport and Jonathan Wells and colleagues for their comments on our analysis of the global epidemiology of caesarean section (CS).1 We agree with Delport that South Africa has an extremely high prevalence of CS deliveries in private facilities. Data from the South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016,2 which only became available after the publication of our Lancet Series paper, suggest a CS prevalence of 61·3 per 100 livebirths in private health facilities, compared with 21·7 per 100 livebirths in public facilities.

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