Friday, November 20, 2015

Map of the Day: C-Section Rates in the USA


Why the huge differences between states? One recent study explains:

A woman’s ethnicity, race, culture, and socioeconomic status all might affect her chance of having a C-section. There are also staff practices at hospitals that can affect childbirth outcomes. For example, one recent study shows that 24-hour on-call obstetricians and availability of midwifery care may lead to a lower rate of C-sections.

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