Home birth rate: leading U.S. states 2017

Top U.S. states based on home birth rate in 2017

by John Elflein, last edited May 29, 2019
Home birth rate: leading U.S. states 2017 The states in the U.S. with the highest home birth rate in 2017 included Montana, Vermont and Wyoming. Montana had the highest home birth rate with 2.7 percent of all births occurring at home while 2.6 percent of all births in Vermont occurred at home.
Home births

Home births are selected by women in the U.S. for a variety of reasons that may include, a preference for less medical intervention, a location preference, cost, and a cultural or religious preference. In general, home births are not very common in the U.S. Home birth was one of the least common birthing characteristics among mothers in 2017.

U.S. births

Generally, births in the U.S. have been on the decline in recent years. Mothers that give birth have different characteristics. Mothers aged 20 to 34 years have the highest birth rate among all mothers in the U.S. Likewise, mothers of American Indian and Alaska Native origin had higher birth rates than mothers of other ethnicities. Family size and income also have an impact on birth rate. Households with an income under 10,000 U.S. dollars have a higher birth rate than higher household income brackets.
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Top U.S. states based on home birth rate in 2017

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Percentage of all births that were home births
Montana2.7%
Vermont2.6%
Wyoming2.3%
Idaho2.3%
Oregon2.1%
Washington2.1%
Utah2%
Maine2%
Alaska2%
Pennsylvania1.9%
Percentage of all births that were home births
Montana2.7%
Vermont2.6%
Wyoming2.3%
Idaho2.3%
Oregon2.1%
Washington2.1%
Utah2%
Maine2%
Alaska2%
Pennsylvania1.9%
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by John Elflein, last edited May 29, 2019
The states in the U.S. with the highest home birth rate in 2017 included Montana, Vermont and Wyoming. Montana had the highest home birth rate with 2.7 percent of all births occurring at home while 2.6 percent of all births in Vermont occurred at home.
Home births

Home births are selected by women in the U.S. for a variety of reasons that may include, a preference for less medical intervention, a location preference, cost, and a cultural or religious preference. In general, home births are not very common in the U.S. Home birth was one of the least common birthing characteristics among mothers in 2017.

U.S. births

Generally, births in the U.S. have been on the decline in recent years. Mothers that give birth have different characteristics. Mothers aged 20 to 34 years have the highest birth rate among all mothers in the U.S. Likewise, mothers of American Indian and Alaska Native origin had higher birth rates than mothers of other ethnicities. Family size and income also have an impact on birth rate. Households with an income under 10,000 U.S. dollars have a higher birth rate than higher household income brackets.
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