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Topic: Total cesarean deliveries by maternal age
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Total cesarean deliveries by maternal age: United States, 2011-2013 Average

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• During 2011-2013 (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 (37.7%), ages 20-29 (29.8%) and under age 20 (22.2%). 
• Of all infants born during 2011-2013 (average), 7.8% were to mothers under the age of 20, 51.6% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 37.6% 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 July 23, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.