Births delivered by forceps or vacuum extraction in the U.S. 1990-2018

This statistic depicts the percentage of births that were delivered using forceps or vacuum extraction in the United States from 1990 to 2018. In 1990, over five percent of all births in the United States were delivered by forceps. As of 2018 the percentage of births delivered by forceps decreased to 0.5 percent.

Percentage of births delivered by forceps or vacuum extraction in the United States from 1990 to 2018

ForcepsVacuum extraction
20180.5%2.5%
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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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

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