The share of births that are by Cesarean section.
Educational attainment reflects data collected with either the 1989 or
2003 birth certificate revision. For states using the 1989 birth
certificate, education is measured in number of years of schooling, as
specified. For states using the 2003 birth certificate, the label "4
years of high school or less" refers to a high school diploma or GED or
less. The label "Some college, but less than 4 years" refers to at
least some college or an Associate degree, but not a Bachelor's degree.
The label "4 years of college or more" refers to a Bachelor's degree or
higher. Excludes births to mothers under age 25. Excludes metro areas
with less than 100 births to mothers in the specified subgroup over the
specified time period. Excludes plural births and births which occurred
abroad, in Puerto Rico, or in U.S. Territories. Metro area refers to the
location of residence of the mother at the time of the birth.
National Center for Health Statistics' Vital Statistics Natality Birth
Data. Metro area level data aggregated from county level data obtained
from NCHS by special request.