Cesarean Births Trends (1990-2013) in the U.S.  – PowerPoint Slides

Slide24Once upon a time (1990) one third of the states in the U.S. delivered less than 20% of their babies via cesarean section and no state even reached a 30% cesarean rate.  Much has changed since then, starting in 2001 when Louisiana became the first state to ever reach a 30% cesarean rate. With each following year the overall U.S. cesarean birth rate continued to steadily increase, with individual states reaching highs that exceeded 36% and Alaska being the only remaining state in the U.S. delivering less than 20% of its babies via cesarean in 2010. These slides depict the map of the U.S. with its corresponding cesarean birth rates over the years and provides a clear visual of cesarean rate trends between 1990 and 2013.  The slides are freely available for use in classrooms, childbirth education classes, and other settings. Download the PowerPoint file US_Cesarean_Map_Series.

Birth by the Numbers Powerpoint Slides

An updated version (07/01/2013) of the slides from the Birth by the Numbers short movie is available for download. These slides are freely available for use in classrooms, childbirth education classes, and other settings. Helpful information for presenters is available in the notes section of each slide. Download the PowerPoint file here (this is a large file).

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