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Relentless Rise in Cesarean Section Rate


The National Center for Heath Statistics has just released the preliminary U.S. national cesarean rate for 2006: 31.1%. This rate has increased by 50% in the past decade, reaching a record level every year in this century. The most common operating room procedure in U.S. hospitals, cesarean section involves considerable morbidity in women and babies and expense for private payers/employers and Medicaid/taxpayers.

Childbirth Connection takes this opportunity to alert women, health professionals, policy makers and the media to our extensive resources about this procedure. These include:


New National Center for Health Statistics reports on Births: Preliminary Data for 2006 and Births: Final Data for 2005 are available on the agency's Birth Data page.

Thank you for your continued support,
Childbirth Connection

 

 



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