NSW Public Health Bulletin archive

Part 2: Area Health Services

Lee Taylor, Margaret Pym, Barbara Bajuk, Lee Sutton, Susan Travis, Clare Banks, Kim Lim

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Lee Taylor

Margaret Pym

Barbara Bajuk

Lee Sutton

Susan Travis

Clare Banks

Kim Lim

Abstract

Continuing the pattern of recent years, the largest numbers of confinements in 2000 were among mothers resident in the South Western Sydney (12,541, 14.5 per cent) and Western Sydney Health Areas (10,794, 12.5 per cent). These two health areas contributed over one quarter of the State’s births. Eighty per cent of confinements were to mothers resident in the metropolitan Health Areas (including the Central Coast, Hunter and Illawarra Health Areas), and 19.1 per cent were to mothers resident in rural areas (Table 20).