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I’ve been searching for the most recent state-by-state VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean) rates for some time, with no success! Finally, I reached out to the Centers for Disease Control, and they emailed me back almost immediately with a spreadsheet.

So without further adieu, here are the 6 lowest VBAC rates in the United States:

VBAC Rates for FB ( Low )

And just to show you that VBAC rates can be much higher than those rates above, here are the top six highest VBAC rates in the U.S.!

VBAC Rates for FB ( High )

If your state is not in the top 6 or bottom 6, but you’d like to see where it falls, here is a list of all states’ 2015 VBC rates, arranged from highest VBAC rate to lowest VBAC rate. The list excludes Connecticut and New Jersey because they are still not using the most updated birth certificate form.

State VBAC Rate
Colorado 22.19%
Utah 22.19%
District of Columbia 22.07%
Alaska 21.95%
Vermont 21.48%
Minnesota 19.55%
Wisconsin 19.38%
Washington 19.13%
Hawaii 19.07%
New Mexico 19.05%
Idaho 18.63%
South Dakota 18.12%
Oregon 17.64%
Pennsylvania 16.49%
Rhode Island 16.40%
Arizona 16.14%
North Dakota 15.75%
Missouri 15.45%
North Carolina 15.03%
Maryland 14.45%
Illinois 13.97%
Ohio 13.72%
Maine 13.37%
Wyoming 13.23%
New Hampshire 13.10%
Massachusetts 13.03%
New York 12.84%
Delaware 12.83%
Kansas 12.63%
Michigan 12.48%
Nebraska 12.33%
Virginia 12.20%
Nevada 11.84%
Iowa 11.71%
Indiana 11.65%
Tennessee 11.43%
Montana 11.34%
South Carolina 10.94%
Texas 9.12%
Kentucky 8.99%
Georgia 8.85%
Louisiana 8.49%
Oklahoma 7.80%
California 7.66%
Alabama 7.46%
Florida 7.30%
Arkansas 6.81%
West Virginia 6.51%
Mississippi 6.22%
Total 11.86%

Data source: NCHS/CDC/National Vital Statistics System.

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