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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
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Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
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Maternity Statistics: Method of Delivery, 1999-2009
Just over 35,600 live births were registered in Wales in 2008 (data provided by the Office for National Statistics). Just under 4 per cent of births took place at home or elsewhere; most babies (96%) were born in a hospital setting. This Release provides data on the method of delivery for hospital deliveries only.
Birth registration data is made available routinely by the Office for National Statistics and is included in the Welsh Assembly Government’s publications and website.
- The proportion of hospital deliveries by caesarean section rose from 23 per cent in 1999-00 to 27 per cent in 2008-09. An estimate of the national caesarean rate would include home and other births, making the Wales rate 25.5 per cent instead of 26.6 per cent.
- 15 per cent of mothers under 20 years old had caesarean deliveries. This compares to 41 per cent of mothers over 40 years old.
- 70 per cent of mothers under 20 years old had unassisted deliveries. This compares with 49 per cent of mothers over 40 years old.
- 40 per cent of mothers who had caesareans stayed in hospital 4 or more days. However, only 11 per cent of mothers who had unassisted births stayed in hospital 4 or more days.
- 20 per cent of all deliveries in Wales were induced, with 3 per cent being surgical inductions and 17 per cent being other inductions.
- The principal recorded complication of labour and delivery was perineal laceration, recorded in 34 per cent of deliveries.
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March 2011 (provisional - to be confirmed on the 'Due Out Soon' page)