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Additional National Code guidance not contained in the attribute definition is given below. It is shown in italics.
|0||Spontaneous vertex (normal vaginal delivery, occipitoanterior)|
|1||Spontaneous other cephalic (cephalic vaginal delivery with abnormal presentation of head at delivery, without instruments, with or without manipulation)|
|2||Low forceps, not breech (e.g. forceps, low application, without manipulation. Includes forceps delivery not otherwise specified)|
|3||Other forceps, not breech (e.g. forceps with manipulation. Includes high forceps and mid forceps)|
|4||Ventouse, vacuum extraction|
|5||Breech (spontaneous delivery assisted or unspecified. Includes partial breech extraction)|
|6||Breech extraction (not otherwise specified. Includes total breech extraction and version with breech extraction)|
|7||Elective caesarean section (caesarean section before, or at onset of, labour)|
|8||Emergency caesarean section|
|9||Other than those specified above (e.g. application of weight to leg in breech delivery. Includes destructive operation to facilitate delivery and other surgical or instrumental delivery)|
Without extending the width of this field to two characters it is not possible to accommodate a value of 'Not known', therefore the use of 8 and 9 in this field represent exceptions to the general rule.
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