Table 1Patient characteristics—age, region, race by type of vaginal delivery

TotalInstrument-assisted vaginal deliveriesVaginal deliveries without instrumentation
Total (percentage)(2000)3,126,900 (100.0%)345,900 (11.1%)2,781,000 (88.9%)
Total (percentage)(2009)2,731,500 (100.0%)214,800 (7.9%)2,516,700 (92.1%)
Age
 10–17102,300 (100.0%)10,500 (10.3%)91,800 (89.7%)
 18–24922,800 (100.0%)73,700 (8.0%)849,100 (92.0%)
 25–341,375,300 (100.0%)104,500 (7.6%)1,270,800 (92.4%)
 35–54331,000 (100.0%)26,200 (7.9%)304,800 (92.1%)
Region
 Northeast416,000 (100.0%)26,000 (6.2%)390,000 (93.8%)
 Midwest598,600 (100.0%)51,000 (8.5%)547,600 (91.5%)
 South1,063,900 (100.0%)82,900 (7.8%)981,000 (92.2%)
 West652,900 (100.0%)54,900 (8.4%)598,000 (91.6%)
Total2,720,400 (100.0%)208,300 (7.7%)2,512,100 (92.3%)
Race*
 White, non-Hispanic1,451,900 (100.0%)117,300 (8.1%)1,334,600 (91.9%)
 African-American386,300 (100.0%)26,000 (6.7%)360,300 (93.3%)
 Hispanic626,200 (100.0%)40,400 (6.5%)585,800 (93.5%)
 Asian/Pacific Islander133,700 (100.0%)14,700 (11.0%)119,000 (89.0%)
 Other, non-Hispanic122,300 (100.0%)9,800 (8.0%)112,500 (92.0%)

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version of 4.1

*

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version of 4.1

From: Rates of Obstetric Trauma, 2009

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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs [Internet].

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