Cesarean sections

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Statista dossier about C-sections in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about Cesarean deliveries - often referred to as C-sections- in the United States. It shows long-term developments, characteristics, rankings of hospitals, costs, and comparisons with other countries.

Table of contents

  • 1. Births - overview
    • Fertility rate in the United States 2016

    • Number of births in the United States 1990-2017

    • Top U.S. hospitals by number of annual births 2016

    • Maternal mortality rates among developed nations 2015

  • 2. C-sections overview
    • Cesarean section procedure rate U.S. 1997-2017

    • Cesarean delivery percentage in the U.S. 2008-2017, by ethnicity

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

    • Cesarean sections in selected countries 2015

  • 3. Hospitals
    • Percentage of U.S. hospitals meeting target C-section rates as of 2017

    • C-sections rates at U.S. hospitals in 2017 by state

    • Highest C-section rates at major U.S. hospitals in 2017

    • Lowest C-section rates at major U.S. hospitals in 2017

  • 4. Cost comparisons
    • Average cost of hospital and physicians for normal delivery by country 2015

    • Average costs of hospital and physicians for C-section delivery by country 2015

    • Average cost of vaginal delivery in populous U.S. cities as of 2016

    • Average cost of a C-section in populous U.S. cities as of 2016

    • Average bill charged by U.S. hospitals for vaginal birth and C-section 2013

  • 5. Other characteristics
    • Share of vaginal deliveries and C-sections in U.S. 2013 by risk level

    • Mean c-section rate in U.S. hospitals by delivery volume 2013

    • Mean c-section rate for low risk deliveries in US hospitals by delivery volume 2013

    • C-section rate for total and low-risk deliveries in US hospitals by ownership 2013

    • Mean C-section rate for total and low-risk deliveries by hospital location 2013

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