Cesarean Rates by State, 2008

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By Jill—Unnecesarean

 

Percent of babies born by cesarean delivery, each state: preliminary 2008 

1

New Jersey

38.7

2

Louisiana

38.0

3

Florida

37.6

4

Mississippi

37.1

5

West Virginia

35.5

6

Connecticut

35.1

7

Kentucky

35.0

8

Alabama

34.9

9

Arkansas

34.6

10T

New York

34.5

10T

Texas

34.5

12T

Oklahoma

34.2

12T

South Carolina

34.2

14

Massachusetts

34.1

15

Virginia

34.0

16T

Nevada

33.8

16T

Tennessee

33.8

18

Rhode Island

33.3

19

Delaware

33.2

20

Maryland

33.1

21

Georgia

32.9

22

California

32.6

23

New Hampshire

31.9

24

Michigan

31.5

25

Missouri

31.1

26

Nebraska

31.0

27T

Illinois

30.9

27T

Pennsylvania

30.9

29

North Carolina

30.8

30

Ohio

30.6

31

Maine

30.4

32

Kansas

30.1

33

Indiana

30.0

34

Washington

29.4

35

Iowa

29.3

36

Montana

29.2

37

Oregon

28.9

38

North Dakota

28.1

39

Vermont

27.2

40

Arizona

27.1

41

Wyoming

27.0

42

Hawaii

26.8

43

South Dakota

26.6

44

Minnesota

26.4

45

Colorado

25.9

46

Wisconsin

25.2

47

Idaho

24.4

48

New Mexico

22.9

49

Alaska

22.6

50

Utah

22.0

United States: 32.3
SOURCE: CDC National Center for Health Statistics