Health Indicator Report of Cesarean (C-section) Preference 1 Week Before Delivery (PRAMS)
Reducing cesarean births among low-risk (full-term, singleton, and vertex presentation) women is a goal of the Healthy People 2020 initiative..
NotesQuestion discontinued after 2015.
Data SourcePregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, Division of Family Health Services, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/maternalchild/outcomes/prams/]
DefinitionSelf-reported preference for C-section delivery 1 week before delivery among mothers who preferred vaginal delivery at the time of conception.
NumeratorNumber of mothers who reported a preference for C-section delivery 1 week before delivery.
DenominatorNumber of mothers who preferred vaginal delivery at the time of conception.
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.
Page Content Updated On 11/28/2018, Published on 11/28/2018