Mode of delivery, including vaginal births and cesarean deliveries (c-sections), can highlight important clinical practice patterns in perinatal health. PeriStats provides multiple indicators that can be used to assess trends in vaginal and cesarean delivery methods. It also provides trends in vaginal deliveries to women who had a cesarean section (VBAC) in a prior pregnancy, and in primary cesarean sections, which are cesarean sections performed on women who have never had a cesarean section.
| ||In Houston in 2013, 33.7% of live births were cesarean deliveries.|
| ||In Houston in 2013, the rate of primary cesarean deliveries was 24.8 per 100 live births to women who have not had a previous cesarean delivery, or 21.5% of all live births.|
| ||In Houston in 2013, the rate of cesarean births after a previous cesarean (repeat cesarean) was 90.2 per 100 live births to women who have had a previous cesarean delivery, or 12.2% of all live births.|
| ||In Houston in 2013, the rate of vaginal births after a previous cesarean (VBAC) was 9.8 per 100 live births to women who have had a previous cesarean delivery, or 1.3% of all live births.|
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National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
Retrieved April 29, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.