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Topic: Total cesarean deliveries by maternal age
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Total cesarean deliveries by maternal age: United States, 2012-2014 Average

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• During 2012-2014 (average) in the United States, the rate of cesarean deliveries was highest for women ages 40 and older (49.5%), followed by women ages 30-39 (37.3%), ages 20-29 (29.5%) and under age 20 (21.7%). 
• Of all infants born during 2012-2014 (average), 7.1% were to mothers under the age of 20, 51.3% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 38.7% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 3.0% were to mothers ages 40 and older. 


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 22, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.