How The US Birth Rate Now – Part 3 of 3
The report also noted that. The preterm birth rate (before 37 weeks) declined in 2013 to 11.39 percent, continuing a staid decrease since 2006. Caughey chalked this up to a drop in late-preterm deliveries. The cesarean delivery rate, which had been stable at 32,8 percent for 2010 through 2012, declined to 32,7 percent of all US births in 2013. “The C-section amount has leveled off at a rate that’s too high. We feel there’s a real need for the C-section rate to decline even more”. The beginning rate for unmarried women fell for the fifth consecutive year, to 44,3 per 1000 unmarried women ages 15 to 44 in 2013. The rate was 1 percent lop off in 2013 than the year before.