Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cesarean Section Rate

I saw this article regarding the rising cesarean rate:

C-section Births Hit Record High

But apart from the "One in every three babies in the U.S. now arrives via Caesarian section" part, I couldn't find any actual numbers. Have the 2009 numbers been released, or is this just a report on the currently-reported cesarean rate (31.8%)? I couldn't find any other articles, so I suspect the latter.

1 comment:

  1. The article is a reaction to the NCHS Data Brief, which was concerning the National Vital Statistics Natality report for 2007. It states that the cesarean rate is now 32%, up from the 2006 reported rate of 31.8%

    At least, that's what I got out of it!


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