Cesarean Section (C-section) Births
To determine trends over time and differences among Rhode Island's Birthing Hospitals in Cesarean birth rates.
Number and rates of overall primary and repeat cesarean births
Rhode Island Numbers
- The statewide rate of Cesarean births has slightly increased from 30.8% in 2015 to 31.4% in 2017.
Definitions from the National Center for Health Statistics
VBACs: Vaginal births after cesarean section deliveries
Primary C/sec rateNumber of primary cesarean deliveries divided by the Total number of deliveries minus number of previous cesarean deliveries (including VBACs)
Repeat C/sec RateNumber of repeat cesarean deliveries divided by Total number of repeat cesarean plus VBACs deliveries
Total C/sec rateNumber of cesarean deliveries (repeat and primary) divided by Total number of deliveries