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Florida Cesarean Rates by Hospital, 2010

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By Jill Arnold


CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reported that the total cesarean rate for the state of Florida in 2009 was 38.1%, giving Florida the distinction of the having the fourth highest cesarean rate in the country following Louisiana, New Jersey and New York.

Florida has seven hospitals with total cesarean rates over 50%, with South Miami Hospital reporting that 61.8% of its 4,360 births were via cesarean section.





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Reader Comments (4)

Ugh. I gave birth at Brandon Regional in '04 & '07. I'm actually surprised their rate isn't higher. All the doctors I know of that use that hospital is very willing to give you a section.

One of the hospitals I wanted to use in '04 has a fairly "low" rate of section, even with higher rates of babies with complications.

One of the hospitals with a really high rate is Tampa - has a special "women's center" - lots of sections doesn't seem very helpful to women.

November 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaegan

Perhaps the publicity about Kendall Regional's 70+% c/s rate had an effect or maybe the precipitous drop in numbers of births and the percentage of c/s is a coicidence. Looks like South Miami hasn't gotten the message though :(

November 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Hey I think I accidentally removed a few legit comments in trying to get rid of a spammer. Sorry guys.

November 6, 2011 | Registered CommenterEmjaybee

Thanks for this!

November 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMomTFH
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