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March 17th, 2010, 09:46 AM
WhoaMomma!'s Avatar Danielle
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This thread will probably be a work in progress because as of right now I'm not aware of a single source with all this info. But I will add links as I find them. If there are specific states you are interested in, please let me know and I will bump them to the top of the list. The searching process is SLOW

Alabama – Scroll down to “Births by Method of Delivery and Hospital of Occurrence with Cesarean Section and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Rates” to download PDF tables of c-section and VBAC rates by facility, currently available for 2003, 2004, and 2005.

Alaska – Rates of VBAC, primary, and repeat c-section by facility for 2005, with data going back to 1990.

California – On the location tab, you can click “Go” to return the whole state without entering a search. Clicking on the “Maternity” option will return a list of facilities with c-section rate. Clicking on a facility name will indicate whether VBAC is routinely available, although this is a simple “yes” or “no” without additional details. Data is currently from 2004. Hospital Search - Rating Hospital Quality in California

Florida – Download the “Cesarean Deliveries in Florida Hospitals” PDF, produced in 2006 using 2004 data. Detailed data by facility starts on page 32 and includes c-section, primary (first-time) and repeat c-section, and VBAC rates.
FloridaHealthFinder.gov | Researchers and Professionals | Health Outcome Series

Maine – This is rather unwieldy, but you can choose a hospital and year, and scroll down in the resulting table to see the number of c-sections and vaginal deliveries. If you divide the number of c-sections by the total of the c-sections and vaginal deliveries together, you’ll get an idea of the facility’s c-section rate.

Massachusetts – The most current 2005 report (PDF) lists c-section rates by facility beginning on page 39.
Birth Data

New York – View “hospital labor intervention statistics” one hospital and year at a time, with 2000-2005 figures.
Choices in Childbirth

Oregon – 2004 c-section rates by facility, grouped into geographic regions. Although provided via the Oregon Health Policy and Research governmental website, there appear to be some errors, such as the statement that “There is no recommended or benchmark rate for cesarean sections,” and the underlined assertion that “On average, 2.4% of births in Oregon hospitals were delivered by cesarean section in 2004,” despite a rate of 24.3% listed in the table just below the statement.

Texas – Scroll down to the “utilization Indicators” section to download primary c-section and VBAC rate (by hospital) tables, which currently use 2005 data.
Texas Health Care Information Collection - Indicators of Inpatient Care in Texas Hospitals

Utah – Primary c-section and VBAC rates, currently with 2005 data.

All of the above links and info were obtained from: Finding and Comparing C-Section Rates by Hospital | Our Bodies Our Blog

*Virginia - ICAN of NOVA :: Know Your Cesarean Rates!!

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March 17th, 2010, 10:01 AM
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Ohio rates for first time moms can be found at

Ohio Hospital Performance Measures

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March 17th, 2010, 11:49 AM
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new jersey

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