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Health Indicator Report of Cesarean (C-section) Preference at Time of Conception (PRAMS)

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


Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic includes all individuals who list their ethnicity as Hispanic regardless of race.

Data Source

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, Division of Family Health Services, New Jersey Department of Health, []


Self-reported preference for C-section delivery at the time of conception.


Number of mothers who reported a preference for C-section delivery at time time of conception.


Number of mothers who responded to the survey.

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 [ C-Section Rates for New Jersey Hospitals] for more information.
Page Content Updated On 11/28/2018, Published on 11/28/2018
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