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Important Facts for Cesarean (C-section) Preference 1 Week Before Delivery (PRAMS)

Definition

Self-reported preference for C-section delivery 1 week before delivery among mothers who preferred vaginal delivery at the time of conception.

Numerator

Number of mothers who reported a preference for C-section delivery 1 week before delivery.

Denominator

Number of mothers who preferred vaginal delivery at the time of conception.

Why Is This Important?

Reducing cesarean births among low-risk (full-term, singleton, and vertex presentation) women is a goal of the Healthy People 2020 initiative..

Healthy People Objective: Reduce cesarean births among low-risk (full-term, singleton, vertex presentation) women

U.S. Target: Women with no prior cesarean births: 23.9%, Women with a prior cesarean birth: 81.7%

What Is Being Done?

The Department of Health tracks many indicators of safety and quality care in maternity hospitals, including cesarean delivery rates. See [https://nj.gov/health/fhs/maternalchild/outcomes/health-epidemiology/ C-Section Rates for New Jersey Hospitals] for more information.
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