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Topic: Total cesarean deliveries by plurality
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Total cesarean deliveries by plurality: United States, 2013

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• Compared with singleton births (one baby), multiple births in the United States were about 2 times as likely from cesarean delivery in 2013. 
• Of all live births in the United States in 2013, 96.5% were singletons and 3.5% were multiple births. 


  • Multiple deliveries include twin, triplet and higher order deliveries.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 25, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.