Health Indicator Report of Cesarean (C-section) Preference 1 Week Before Delivery (PRAMS)
Reducing cesarean births among low-risk (full-term, singleton, and vertex presentation) women is a goal of the Healthy People 2020 initiative..
Data SourcePregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, Division of Family Health Services, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/maternalchild/outcomes/prams/]
DefinitionSelf-reported preference for C-section delivery 1 week before delivery among mothers who preferred vaginal delivery at the time of conception.
NumeratorNumber of mothers who reported a preference for C-section delivery 1 week before delivery.
DenominatorNumber of mothers who preferred vaginal delivery at the time of conception.
Healthy People Objective: Reduce cesarean births among low-risk (full-term, singleton, vertex presentation) womenU.S. Target: Women with no prior cesarean births: 23.9%, Women with a prior cesarean birth: 81.7%
What Is Being Done?The Department of Health tracks many indicators of safety and quality care in maternity hospitals, including cesarean delivery rates. See [http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/professional/safequality.shtml Safety and Quality in Maternity Care] for more information.
Page Content Updated On 04/13/2017, Published on 11/06/2017