Sally C. Clarke

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The rate of cesarean delivery in the United States (22.8% in 1993) has remained stable since the mid-1980s after dramatic increases during the 1970s and early 1980s. The primary cesarean rate (16.3 cesareans in 1993 per 100 women with no history of previous cesarean delivery) was also stable from 1988 to 1993. During this same period, the rate of vaginal(More)
"This article presents descriptive statistics for remarriages [in the United States] according to the combined marital histories of brides and grooms. In 1988, 745,000 divorced men and 748,000 divorced women remarried. For each sex, 61% married divorced, 35% married single, and 4% married widowed partners. On average, the grooms were 39 and the brides(More)
Recognising the present paucity of doctors trained at the University of the West Indies who are working in rural government health facilities in Jamaica, and its impact on the health services, this study was done to determine the factors influencing the decision of UWI-trained interns to work in these facilities post-internship. A questionnaire was(More)
The goal of the work described in this report was to develop a new child health index that could be reported annually by the National Education Goals Panel for each of the 50 states, as well as for local areas. This index would serve as an indicator of health conditions at birth that relate to children's readiness to learn upon school entry. The new(More)
There is wide variation among states in rates of cesarean and vaginal births after cesarean (VBAC) deliveries. In general, states in the South have the highest cesarean rates, states in the West have the lowest, and states in the Northeast and Midwest are intermediate. Louisiana had the highest overall rate in 1993 (27.7 per 100 births) while Alaska had the(More)