Cesarean delivery rate in the U.S. from 1996-2017, by age of mother

Cesarean delivery rate in the United States between 1996 and 2017, by age of mother (per 100 births)

Cesarean delivery rate in the U.S. from 1996-2017, by age of mother This statistic shows the change in cesarean delivery rates in the United States from 1996 to 2017, by the mother's age at birth. In 2017, 20.1 percent of mothers under the age of 20 gave birth via cesarean section, while the rate of cesarean delivery for mothers ages 40 to 54 was 48.2 percent.
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Cesarean delivery rate in the United States between 1996 and 2017, by age of mother (per 100 births)

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Age of mother in years199620002007201120132014201520162017
Under 20151623222221202020.1
20 to 24171927282826262625.9
25 to 29212331323129303030.1
30 to 34242636363634353434.3
35 to 39273142424239414040.2
40 to 54323648495048484848.2
Age of mother in years199620002007201120132014201520162017
Under 20151623222221202020.1
20 to 24171927282826262625.9
25 to 29212331323129303030.1
30 to 34242636363634353434.3
35 to 39273142424239414040.2
40 to 54323648495048484848.2
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This statistic shows the change in cesarean delivery rates in the United States from 1996 to 2017, by the mother's age at birth. In 2017, 20.1 percent of mothers under the age of 20 gave birth via cesarean section, while the rate of cesarean delivery for mothers ages 40 to 54 was 48.2 percent.
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Release date
November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1996 to 2017
Supplementary notes
All figures are rounded. The statistic was assembled from several birth data reports published by CDC/NCHS.
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