Number of Live Births by Method of Delivery and Obstetric Procedures
By Race and Ancestry of Mother,
Michigan Residents, 2015

Method of Delivery or
Obstetric Procedures
Race Ancestry
All Races White Black American
Indian
Asian &
Pacific
Islander
All Other Races Hispanic Arab
Method of Delivery
               
Fetal presentation at birth                
Cephalic 106,532 78,138 20,091 586 3,646 3,856 7,362 4,627
Breech 4,384 3,330 731 31 154 135 263 184
Other 1,460 868 484 10 57 34 67 38
Final route and method of delivery                
Vaginal/Spontaneous 73,963 54,210 14,076 410 2,352 2,773 5,226 3,210
Vaginal/Forceps 510 377 80 1 26 25 39 33
Vaginal/Vacuum 2,607 1,940 402 8 174 75 125 165
Cesarean 36,101 26,391 6,898 212 1,336 1,190 2,377 1,464
Cesarean/trial of labor attempted 11,109 7,448 2,787 44 434 373 665 412
Obstetric Procedures
               
Cervical cerclage 690 346 308 2 17 13 24 22
Tocolysis 499 408 57 1 25 7 17 33
External Cephalic Version 177 153 13 1 6 4 9 6
Successful 89 71 10 1 3 4 4 4
Failure 88 82 3 - 3 - 5 2
Total Live Births 113,211 82,938 21,457 631 3,888 4,064 7,768 4,872

 

Notes: Records with race not stated are included only in the 'All Races' column. Sum of births with any one maternal morbidity does not equal the sum of all morbidity because any one mother may have multiple morbidity.
Source:

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