DefinitionSelf-reported preference for C-section delivery at the time of conception.
NumeratorNumber of mothers who reported a preference for C-section delivery at time time of conception.
DenominatorNumber of mothers who responded to the survey.
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) womenU.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.