U.S. mothers: medical or health characteristics of birth 2017

Selected medical or health characteristics experienced by mothers during pregnancies/births in the United States in 2017

U.S. mothers: medical or health characteristics of birth 2017 This statistic shows the rate of selected medical or health characteristics experienced by mothers during pregnancy/births in the United States in 2017. In that year, 53.3 percent of all delivering mothers were overweight or obese.
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Selected medical or health characteristics experienced by mothers during pregnancies/births in the United States in 2017

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Percentage of all births
Infant was being breastfed at discharge**83.4%
Overweight or obese (BMI of 25.0 or over)53.3%
Cesarean delivery32%
CNM delivery*9.1%
Smoked during pregnancy6.9%
Prepregnancy diabetes0.9%
Pregnancy resulted from infertility treatment1.9%
Home births1%
Gestational diabetes6.4%
Percentage of all births
Infant was being breastfed at discharge**83.4%
Overweight or obese (BMI of 25.0 or over)53.3%
Cesarean delivery32%
CNM delivery*9.1%
Smoked during pregnancy6.9%
Prepregnancy diabetes0.9%
Pregnancy resulted from infertility treatment1.9%
Home births1%
Gestational diabetes6.4%
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This statistic shows the rate of selected medical or health characteristics experienced by mothers during pregnancy/births in the United States in 2017. In that year, 53.3 percent of all delivering mothers were overweight or obese.
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Release date
November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
* Births delivered by certified nurse midwives.
** Excludes data for California, which did not report infant was being breastfed at discharge. Also excludes Michigan, for which item wording for Michigan is not consistent with national standard.
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