Number of Live Births by Method of Delivery and Obstetric Procedures
By Race and Ancestry of Mother,
Michigan Residents, 2017

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 104,809 75,843 20,775 616 4,437 2,754 7,259 4,991
Breech 4,374 3,380 679 19 179 101 256 253
Other 1,434 992 350 4 45 38 85 54
Final route and method of delivery                
Vaginal/Spontaneous 72,710 53,173 14,063 420 2,845 1,941 5,101 3,537
Vaginal/Forceps 483 368 71 1 31 9 29 27
Vaginal/Vacuum 2,461 1,814 385 10 192 52 130 144
Cesarean 35,808 25,583 7,369 212 1,607 902 2,377 1,606
Cesarean/trial of labor attempted 10,303 6,741 2,698 60 562 215 579 430
Obstetric Procedures
               
Cervical cerclage 614 268 303 2 30 9 24 17
Tocolysis 400 290 84 3 13 10 23 22
External Cephalic Version 159 141 10 - 5 3 5 6
Successful 70 63 3 - 4 - 1 3
Failure 89 78 7 - 1 3 4 3
Total Live Births 111,507 80,967 21,897 643 4,675 2,904 7,639 5,315

 

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:

2017 Michigan Resident Birth Files, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.