Table 1: Absolute numbers of women having grade 1 and grade 2 caesarean sections over a 12-month period. Indications are abbreviated as CTG (cardiotocographic abnormality with no fetal blood sample performed), FBS (low pH on fetal blood sampling), FTP1 (failure to progress in the first stage of labour), FTP2 (failure to progress in the second stage of labour), and Failed IVD (failed instrumental vaginal delivery, including forceps, ventouse or both). Denominator data for analyses included 2620 women giving birth in daytime hours (excluding elective caesarean sections) and 2547 women giving birth overnight.

CTGFBSFTP1FTP2Failed IVDOther

Grade 1 (day)351833
Grade 1 (night)311958
Not applicableNot applicable
Grade 2 (day)37186111015
Grade 2 (night)621132099