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Births by Cesarean Section
Year: 2007-2008; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: 19.0% – 42.8%

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1: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 42.8% Barchart image
2: Jackson, MS 40.6% Barchart image
3: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 39.6% Barchart image
4: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 39.4% Barchart image
5: El Paso, TX 37.2% Barchart image
6: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 35.7% Barchart image
7: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 35.6% Barchart image
8: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 35.5% Barchart image
9: Orlando, FL 35.3% Barchart image
10: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 34.7% Barchart image
11: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 34.3% Barchart image
12: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 34.1% Barchart image
13: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 34.1% Barchart image
14: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 34.0% Barchart image
15: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 33.8% Barchart image
16: Richmond, VA 33.8% Barchart image
17: San Antonio, TX 33.8% Barchart image
18: Greenville, SC 33.4% Barchart image
19: Chattanooga, TN-GA 33.4% Barchart image
20: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 33.3% Barchart image
21: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 33.3% Barchart image
22: Knoxville, TN 33.3% Barchart image
23: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 33.2% Barchart image
24: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 33.0% Barchart image
25: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 33.0% Barchart image
26: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 32.7% Barchart image
27: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 32.6% Barchart image
28: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 32.2% Barchart image
29: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 32.2% Barchart image
30: Columbia, SC 32.1% Barchart image
31: New Haven-Milford, CT 32.1% Barchart image
32: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 32.0% Barchart image
33: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 32.0% Barchart image
34: Akron, OH 31.9% Barchart image
35: Oklahoma City, OK 31.5% Barchart image
36: Fresno, CA 31.5% Barchart image
37: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 31.4% Barchart image
38: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 31.3% Barchart image
39: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 31.3% Barchart image
40: St. Louis, MO-IL 31.1% Barchart image
41: Austin-Round Rock, TX 31.0% Barchart image
42: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 31.0% Barchart image
43: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 30.9% Barchart image
44: Tulsa, OK 30.9% Barchart image
45: Baltimore-Towson, MD 30.7% Barchart image
46: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30.6% Barchart image
47: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30.6% Barchart image
48: Louisville, KY-IN 30.5% Barchart image
49: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 30.3% Barchart image
50: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 30.3% Barchart image
51: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 30.3% Barchart image
52: Stockton, CA 30.1% Barchart image
53: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30.1% Barchart image
54: Raleigh-Cary, NC 30.0% Barchart image
55: Modesto, CA 29.9% Barchart image
56: Jacksonville, FL 29.9% Barchart image
57: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 29.8% Barchart image
58: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 29.7% Barchart image
59: Syracuse, NY 29.7% Barchart image
60: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 29.6% Barchart image
61: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 29.4% Barchart image
62: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 29.2% Barchart image
63: Rochester, NY 29.2% Barchart image
64: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 29.1% Barchart image
65: Indianapolis, IN 28.8% Barchart image
66: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 28.7% Barchart image
67: Greensboro-High Point, NC 28.7% Barchart image
68: Dayton, OH 28.4% Barchart image
69: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 28.1% Barchart image
70: Pittsburgh, PA 28.0% Barchart image
71: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 28.0% Barchart image
72: Worcester, MA 27.9% Barchart image
73: Des Moines, IA 27.9% Barchart image
74: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 27.8% Barchart image
75: Toledo, OH 27.8% Barchart image
76: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 27.7% Barchart image
77: Kansas City, MO-KS 27.1% Barchart image
78: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 26.9% Barchart image
79: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 26.8% Barchart image
80: Wichita, KS 26.8% Barchart image
81: Columbus, OH 26.6% Barchart image
82: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 26.6% Barchart image
83: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 26.4% Barchart image
84: Springfield, MA 26.4% Barchart image
85: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 25.9% Barchart image
86: Bakersfield, CA 24.9% Barchart image
87: Denver-Aurora, CO 24.4% Barchart image
88: Lancaster, PA 24.1% Barchart image
89: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 23.8% Barchart image
90: Tucson, AZ 23.5% Barchart image
91: Honolulu, HI 23.0% Barchart image
92: Madison, WI 23.0% Barchart image
93: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 22.6% Barchart image
94: Salt Lake City, UT 22.2% Barchart image
95: Baton Rouge, LA 21.9% Barchart image
96: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 21.8% Barchart image
97: Boise City-Nampa, ID 21.8% Barchart image
98: Colorado Springs, CO 21.2% Barchart image
99: Provo-Orem, UT 19.3% Barchart image
100: Albuquerque, NM 19.0% Barchart image

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.