QuickStats: Percentage of Births Attended by Midwives --- United States, 2003
In 2003, approximately 8.0% of births were attended by midwives, more than double the 1990 rate of 3.9%. In six states (Alaska, Georgia, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont), rates were at least twice as high as the national rate.
SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, Natality File 2003. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm.
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