NTSV Cesarean Birth Rate Dashboard: Massachusetts
About this state dashboard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics provided a special report on state-level final data to CesareanRates.org. These include maternal morbidity cases, maternal conditions and characteristics of labor and delivery not currently accessible in CDC WONDER. Our organization is publishing these alongside national numbers to inform the public, policy makers, public health experts and the obstetric and midwifery community about state-level progress toward Healthy People 2020 goals for childbirth.
Maternal Morbidity, Mass., 2016
All births: 71317
Maternal transfusion: 3
3rd- or 4th-degree perineal laceration: 3
Ruptured uterus: Too few to report
Unplanned hysterectomy: Too few to report
Admission to intensive care unit: Too few to report
Unknown: Too few to report
[Note: The numbers provided by CDC for Massachusetts are unusually low.]
Maternal Morbidity, United States, 2016
All births: 3,945,875
Maternal transfusion: 11,494
3rd- or 4th-degree perineal laceration: 25,463
Ruptured uterus: 976
Unplanned hysterectomy: 1,342
Admission to intensive care unit: 5,003
More available on CDC WONDER, including data on age, race and other characteristics.
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Characteristics of Labor and Delivery
Final Route of Delivery, Mass.
Final Route of Delivery, United States
Birth Attendant, Mass.
Birth Attendant, U.S.
VBAC v. Repeat Cesarean, Mass.
VBAC v. Repeat Cesarean, U.S.
Compare to other states:
Epidural/Spinal Utilization, Mass.
Epidural/Spinal Utilization, U.S.
Cesarean with Trial of Labor, Mass.
Cesarean with Trial of Labor, U.S.
Induction of Labor, Mass.
Induction of Labor, U.S.
Labor Augmentation, Mass.
Labor Augmentation, U.S.
Maternal Health Characteristics
History of a Prior C-section, Mass.
History of a Prior C-section, U.S.
Chronic Hypertension, Mass.
Chronic Hypertension, U.S.
Pregnancy-Associated Hypertension, Mass.
Pregnancy-Associated Hypertension, U.S.
Tobacco Use, Mass.
Tobacco Use, U.S.
Tools for Promoting Maternal Safety
Several organizations offer free quality improvement solutions online, including condition-specific toolkits and larger scale data collection and analysis protocols.
Patient Safety Movement Foundation: Optimizing Obstetric Safety Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)
Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care: Maternal Safety Bundles
State or regional level:
Mass. Hospital C-section and VBAC Rates
Updating and publishing hospital-level maternity care data is Phase 2 of this project. Volunteers and donations needed.