C-section rates in the US study

After 12 straight years of increases, the rate of cesarean delivery in the United
States has leveled off. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 31 percent of single births between 2009 and 2011 were c-sections. Health officials have been trying to reduce the number of elective cesareans for years. C-sections require a longer recovery period for the mother and cost more than traditional childbirth.

Source: CBS News

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