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Six states see dramatic rise in C-sections
USA Today

While the proportion of U.S. births delivered by cesarean section rose 53% from 1996 to 2007, it jumped more than 70% in six states concentrated in the East and the West, a report Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. Those states were Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Rhode Island and Washington. Florida also is one of five states where the preliminary 2007 C-section rate was more than 35%. That year, the U.S. rate hit 32%, the highest ever, compared with about 21% from 1994 to 1998.