Home births in the United States, 1990-2009.

  title={Home births in the United States, 1990-2009.},
  author={Marian F MacDorman and Thomas J. Mathews and Eugene R Declercq},
  journal={NCHS data brief},
After 14 years of decline, the percentage of home births rose by 29% from 2004 to 2009, to the point where it is at the highest level since data on this item began to be collected in 1989. The overall increase in home births was driven mostly by a 36% increase for non-Hispanic white women. About 1 out of every 90 births to non-Hispanic white women are now home births. The percentage of home births for non-Hispanic white women was three to five times higher than for any other racial or ethnic… CONTINUE READING
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