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Study: C-sections increase in Calif. by 50 percent
Southern California Public Radio

Surgically-delivered babies, or cesarean births, increased by 50 percent in California during a 10-year period, according to a new study released Monday.

The report, issued by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, focused on the decade from 1998 to 2008, during which the cesarean section rate in the state climbed from 22 percent to 33 percent of all births.