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Health Indicator Report of Cesarean (C-section) Preference at Time of Conception (PRAMS)

Reducing cesarean births among low-risk (full-term, singleton, and vertex presentation) women is a goal of the Healthy People 2020 initiative.

Data Source

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, Division of Family Health Services, New Jersey Department of Health, []


Self-reported preference for C-section delivery at the time of conception.


Number of mothers who reported a preference for C-section delivery at time time of conception.


Number of mothers who responded to the survey.

Healthy People Objective: Reduce cesarean births among low-risk (full-term, singleton, vertex presentation) women

U.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 [ Safety and Quality in Maternity Care] for more information.
Page Content Updated On 04/13/2017, Published on 11/06/2017
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Content updated: Tue, 4 Sep 2018 05:00:56 EDT