Parents' reasons for a hospital birth in the U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in 2017 on reasons for a hospital birth. Some 5 percent of respondents stated that they decided on a hospital birth because they did not have enough trust in a midwife.
The Survey Data Table for the Statista survey Birth & Parenthood in the United States 2017 contains the complete tables for the survey including various column headings.

Why did you decide on a hospital birth?

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Source

Number of respondents

508 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

US residential birth parents or partner of birth parents, who live with the child since birth; birth of the youngest child is not earlier than 2014 (max. 4 years old); respondents, whose children were delivered in a hospital

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible.

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