Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2010 Mississippi VBAC Data

Out of curiosity from all the cesarean data, I wanted to know the VBAC percentage rate for our state. The information is on the Mississippi Department of Health Vital Statistics Report for 2010 in Table A14, but it takes some further calculation.

Method of Delivery

Total

Total Methods of Delivery Reported

41,445

Vaginal

24,731

Vaginal Birth After Previous C-Section

199

Primary C-Section

8,014

Repeat C-Section

7,024

Forceps

353

Vacuum

1,124


From what I can figure the VBAC rate for all births is less than half a percent at 0.48%.
But it would be better to calculate the rate of those that have had a c-section in their history. So, I added the VBAC group and the Repeat c-section group and came up with a rate of 2.76%.

Also of interest in the report was Table A13, Complications of Labor and Delivery. Just about every complication I could think of was on there, except one. Uterine rupture. I guess our state either did not have any, or it is lumped in with the "other" category.

1 comment:

C CB said...

River Oaks hospital supposedly "allows" VBACs, but they have the state's highest C-section rate--pushing 60%. I do an analysis of some of their policies here: http://humanwithuterus.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/cesareans-are-us-mississippi/