Racial Disparities in Cesarean Delivery in California

Investigator: Paula Braveman, MD, MPH
Sponsor: Aetna Foundation, Inc.

Location(s): United States


CSDH researchers have collaborated with researchers at the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative to analyze two California population-based secondary data sets to study racial/ethnic disparities in cesarean rates, taking into account an array of clinical indications, maternal characteristics including pre-pregnancy BMI, and hospital-level factors. Interviews with key informants at selected hospitals statewide will be conducted to guide interpretation of the quantitative results.