Percent of Live Births by Method of Delivery and Obstetric Procedures
by Age of Mother,
Michigan Residents, 2015

Method of Delivery or
Obstetric Procedures
Age of Mother
All Ages Under 20 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40 Plus
Method of Delivery
             
Fetal presentation at birth              
Cephalic 94.1 96.1 95.0 94.5 93.5 92.4 90.0
Breech 3.9 2.4 3.1 3.5 4.4 5.1 7.4
Other 1.3 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.7 1.7
Final route and method of delivery              
Vaginal/Spontaneous 65.3 75.3 70.3 66.5 62.6 56.6 51.7
Vaginal/Forceps 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3
Vaginal/Vacuum 2.3 3.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.7 1.3
Cesarean 31.9 20.6 26.9 30.7 34.7 41.2 46.6
Cesarean/trial of labor attempted 9.8 11.2 10.6 9.8 8.9 9.2 11.4
Obstetric Procedures
             
Cervical cerclage 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
Tocolysis 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.8 1.0
External Cephalic Version 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 *
Successful1 50.3 * 60.0 41.3 56.1 50.0 *
Failure 49.7 * 40.0 58.7 43.9 50.0 *

 

Notes: 1The percent of successful External Cephalic Version is the number of successful ECVs per 100 live births to women with an attempted ECV in specified group.
Source:

2015 Michigan Resident Birth Files, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.