Births delivered by forceps or vacuum extraction in the U.S. 1990-2017

Percentage of births delivered by forceps or vacuum extraction in the United States from 1990 to 2017

Births delivered by forceps or vacuum extraction in the U.S. 1990-2017 This statistic depicts the percentage of births that were delivered using forceps or vacuum extraction in the United States from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, over five percent of all births in the United States were delivered by forceps. As of 2017 the percentage of births delivered by foreceps decreased to 0.5 percent.
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Percentage of births delivered by forceps or vacuum extraction in the United States from 1990 to 2017

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ForcepsVacuum extraction
20170.5%2.6%
20160.5%2.6%
20150.56%2.58%
20140.57%2.64%
20130.59%2.72%
20120.61%2.79%
20110.65%2.85%
20100.66%2.96%
20090.67%3.04%
20080.71%3.22%
20070.76%3.47%
20050.93%3.87%
20002.07%4.85%
19953.48%5.9%
19905.11%3.9%
ForcepsVacuum extraction
20170.5%2.6%
20160.5%2.6%
20150.56%2.58%
20140.57%2.64%
20130.59%2.72%
20120.61%2.79%
20110.65%2.85%
20100.66%2.96%
20090.67%3.04%
20080.71%3.22%
20070.76%3.47%
20050.93%3.87%
20002.07%4.85%
19953.48%5.9%
19905.11%3.9%
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This statistic depicts the percentage of births that were delivered using forceps or vacuum extraction in the United States from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, over five percent of all births in the United States were delivered by forceps. As of 2017 the percentage of births delivered by foreceps decreased to 0.5 percent.
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