Number of Patients with a Cesarean History, [Total Births], Percent of All Births

1980: 184,000*   [3,612,258]    5.1%

1995: 408,869    [3,899,589]   10.5%

2003: 486,301    [4,089,950]   11.9%

2016: 601,788     [3,945,875]    15.3%

2017: 597,003 [3,855,500] 15.5%

*estimate

All data prior to 2016 were collected from a previous version of the U.S. birth certificate. 2016 is the first year with data from all states and the District of Columbia submitted from the revised birth certificate.

2017 data provided via e-mail from CDC NCHS