Vital Statistics ReportsThe Vital Statistics Reports for SC include data on attendant at birth, live births, low weight births, teen pregnancy, perinatal mortality, maternal mortality and more.
Interactive DataSCAN a SCDHEC site, allows generation of user-specified tables and interactive maps of public health data from various databases. You can check out the birth certificate data page to access cesarean rates, labor interventions, maternal health information, newborn health.
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)PRAMS is a survey project that collects data on maternal experiences surrounding pregnancy and birth. The PRAMS databooks (bottom of the page) offer information on prenatal care, maternal health, and infant health among others. The databooks are only available for certain years.
Title V Needs AssessmentLike all states, South Carolina receives federal funding for maternal and child health programs, and reports on the strengths and needs of the populations these programs serve.
March of Dimes PeristatsState-level information about preterm birth, birth weight, prenatal care, mortality, multiples, delivery method, substance use, obesity, infections, insurance, screening, folic acid, NICU admissions, breastfeeding, and more.
Studies and Special ReportsMaternal and Child Health Databook 2011 includes 2010 Vital Records data and 2010 MCH program data. Scroll down to the Table of Content for topics of interest.

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Watch Birth by the Numbers

In the short movie “Birth by the Numbers,” Gene Declercq, PhD, Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, presents sobering statisticsĀ about birth in the United States. Providing credible data-based evidence, this 20-minute film debunks popular myths about what’s driving the United States cesarean rate increase.

The BBN Blog is now launched!

The Birth by the Numbers website has recently introduced a new blog feature, where you can follow the latest findings from the Listening to Mothers Survey. Remember to click the RSS button at the top right of the homepage to become a follower!

Spotlight On…

There’s a new report under the International tab on global overuse and underuse of cesarean section. This is an interesting attempt to quantify the disparities in use of this procedure across high-resource and lower-resource countries. Take a look!