21 March 2009

dubious distinction - again

The CDC released the 2007 birth statistics.
NJ 2007 Cesarean Rate is 38.3%
Highest rate in the United States again. The 2007 national average is 31.8%.

of course many of our area hospitals are much higher than this average - and keep in mind that the current number is likely higher - these are 2007 numbers.


Elizabeth Gallo said...

omg. are we that dumb?

DoulaMomma said...

i guess - for at least the 4th or 5th year running...