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Recent trends in cesarean delivery in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20334736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data from the Natality Data File, National Vital Statistics System. The cesarean rate rose by 53% from 1996 to 2007, reaching 32%, the highest rate ever reported in the United States. From 1996 to 2007, the cesarean rate increased for mothers in all age and racial and Hispanic origin groups. The pace of the increase accelerated from 2000 to 2007. Cesarean rates also increased for infants at all gestational ages; from 1996 to 2006 preterm infants had the highest rates. Cesarean rates increased for births to mothers in all U.S. states, and by more than 70% in six states from 1996 to 2007.
Fay Menacker; Brady E Hamilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  NCHS data brief     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1941-4927     ISO Abbreviation:  NCHS Data Brief     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-25     Completed Date:  2010-06-28     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101495625     Medline TA:  NCHS Data Brief     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section / trends*
Ethnic Groups
Gestational Age
Middle Aged
United States
Young Adult

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