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Location: United States
Topic: Primary cesarean deliveries
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Primary cesarean deliveries: United States, 1992-2002

U.S. rates are not shown after 2002. Not all states implemented the 2003 revised birth certificate, resulting in data incompatibilities. Details: see calculations page
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• In the United States in 2014, the rate of primary cesarean delivery for the 47 states and the District of Columbia using revised certificates (96% of all births) was 22.3 per 100 live births to women who have not had a previous cesarean delivery. 


  • Primary cesarean rate is the number of primary cesareans per 100 live births to women who have not had a previous cesarean.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved April 22, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.