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Health Indicator Report of Cesarean Delivery Survey (PRAMS)

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

Data Source

Pregnancy 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/]

Definition

Self-reported method of delivery.

Numerator

Number of method-specific births reported by mothers.

Denominator

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 [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
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