How Long to Stay in Hospital When Having a Baby?

Average Length of Hospital Stay (Single spontaneous delivery) (days), 2013 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 27 countries in 2013, Slovakia ranked the highest in average length of hospital stay for single spontaneous delivery with 5.10 days followed by Hungary and Czech Republic. On the other end of the scale was Mexico with 1.30 days, United Kingdom with 1.50 days and Turkey with 1.50 days.

Data for more countries are available at Average Length of Hospital Stay (Single spontaneous delivery) indicator page.

Average Length of Hospital Stay (Single spontaneous delivery) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Austria days 4.20 4.20 4.10 4.00 4.00
Belgium days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.30 4.30 4.20 4.10 4.00 ...
Czech Republic days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.00 4.80 4.80 4.60 4.50
Finland days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.40 3.40 3.20 3.10 3.10
France days ... ... ... ... 4.40 4.40 4.30 4.30 4.20
Hungary days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.40 5.20 5.20 5.10 5.20 ...
Israel days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 3.00
Italy days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.40 3.40
Latvia days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Lithuania days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Luxembourg days ... ... ... ... ... 4.10 4.20 4.00 4.10 4.00
Poland days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.60 4.40 4.10 4.00 3.90
Slovakia days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.60 5.50 5.40 5.30 5.20 ...
Slovenia days ... ... ... ... ... 4.00 3.90 4.00 4.00 3.90
Switzerland days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.40 4.30 4.20 4.00 3.90 ...