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Births by Cesarean Section by Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2007-2008; Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic, Non-Hispanic Black and Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander; Region: Largest 4 MSAs

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  • Non-Hispanic White
  • Hispanic
  • Non-Hispanic Black
  • Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander
         
 Scale Range: 0.0% - 38.3%         0.0%4.3%8.5%12.8%17.0%21.3%25.6%29.8%34.1%38.3%
                    
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI Non-Hispanic White 2007-2008 30.5% Barchart image
Hispanic 2007-2008 26.0% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black 2007-2008 28.2% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander 2007-2008 31.9% Barchart image
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Non-Hispanic White 2007-2008 34.3% Barchart image
Hispanic 2007-2008 33.8% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black 2007-2008 38.3% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander 2007-2008 33.4% Barchart image
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA Non-Hispanic White 2007-2008 34.4% Barchart image
Hispanic 2007-2008 32.9% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black 2007-2008 36.6% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander 2007-2008 33.0% Barchart image
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Non-Hispanic White 2007-2008 32.8% Barchart image
Hispanic 2007-2008 28.3% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black 2007-2008 30.1% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander 2007-2008 31.0% Barchart image
                    
          0.0%4.3%8.5%12.8%17.0%21.3%25.6%29.8%34.1%38.3%

Definition: The share of births that are by Cesarean section.

Notes: Excludes metro areas with less than 100 births to mothers in the specified subgroup over the specified time period. Excludes plural births and births which occurred abroad, in Puerto Rico, or in U.S. Territories. Metro area refers to the location of residence of the mother at the time of the birth.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics' Vital Statistics Natality Birth Data. Metro area level data aggregated from county level data obtained from NCHS by special request.