Sunday, November 29, 2009

C-section Rate Rises in U.S.

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reported its findings of its analysis of nearly 99 percent of all birth records reported by 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

Of the record 4,317,119 babies born in 2007, 1,372,844 were delivered via Cesarean section. 

The c-section rate rose 2 percent in 2007, to 31.8 percent, marking the 11th consecutive year of increase and another record high for the United States according to the CDC.

Births: Preliminary Data for 2007

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