US Caesarean section rates highest ever recorded since 2016

First-time Caesarean section rates are on the rise in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

News 12 Staff

Jul 6, 2022, 12:54 PM

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First-time Caesarean section rates are on the rise in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Between 2016 and 2019, the first-time C-section delivery rate declined.
However, it increased 1% in 2020 and 2% percent in 2021, reaching a rate of 22.4%
The rates are the highest number reported since comparable national data on first-time C-sections specifically became available in 2016.
The rate of repeat C-sections is falling.


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