Short Definition: % of births by Cesarean section in Rhode Island geography in the calendar year
Percent of births delivered by Cesarean section (C-section) in Rhode Island geography in the calendar year. The birth was identified as either primarily C-section alone or in combination with another method (forceps, vaccuum, or both). Data are reported by place of mother's residence, not place of infant's birth.
Data are from KIDSNET Newborn Level 1 Information Table and exclude deceased infants.
Agency Source: Health
|Calendar Year||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011|
Geographies: RI Municipalities
Data Type: Numeric
C-sections are generally performed when unexpected problems arise during delivery.
Universe: Births with reported delivery type
Related Datastories: No related datastories.