The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Found That Home Births In The United States Have Increased By 20% Over The Last Four Years. Keep Reading For More Home Birth Statistics.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that home births in the United States have increased by 20% over the last four years. Keep reading for more home birth statistics.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that home births in the United States have increased by 20% over the last four years. While that's a decent increase, only 1% of births actually occur at home. The 20% increase occurred between 2004 and 2008. Interestingly, they had declined between 1990 and 2004. The number of home births varies widely across racial groups:
- Caucasian women: 1 in 98 had a home birth in 2008
- African American women: 1 in 357 had a home birth in 2008
- Hispanic women: 1 in 500 had a home birth in 2008
- Overall, 1 in 143 women had a home birth in 2008
- 27 states had a "significant increase" in home births between 2004 and 2008
- States with the most home births: Vermont, Montana and Oregon -- approximately 1 in 50 births is a home birth
- The percentage of doctors involved in home births decreased by 38% between 2004 and 2008
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