Maternal, Infant, and Children’s Health

Cesarean Section Rate, by Race and Ethnicity

First Birth, Low-Risk, at Term

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties (2016-2021)

Data Source:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Cesarean Section delivery data are from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics (DVS) Natality public-use data on CDC WONDER Online Database. Silicon Valley data include San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Data by race and ethnicity is for Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, 2016-2021, and only includes first birth, low-risk (excludes any births where one or more maternal or pregnancy risk factors were present), head-down fetal presentation, and births at term (gestational age was 37+ weeks). Asian, Black or African American, More than one race and White are all not Hispanic or Latino.

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