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Q: Live births in the Unitied States ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Live births in the Unitied States
Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information
Asked by: blb-ga
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Posted: 16 Jul 2002 11:35 PDT
Expires: 15 Aug 2002 11:35 PDT
Question ID: 40191
Where can I find a list of hospitals or other facilities (preferably
online)that offer maternity services, along with the number of
deliveries annually? I would like the list to be current an to include
the addresses of the institutions.

Request for Question Clarification by xemion-ga on 16 Jul 2002 11:36 PDT
How large of a list does this have to be?  Thank you.

Subject: Re: Live births in the Unitied States
Answered By: silviares-ga on 17 Jul 2002 11:32 PDT

I spent a fair amount of time searching for an online list of hospital
and birth statistics but I had no luck, looks like the online list
that you are looking for is just not available.
As davidsar-ga says in his comment there are data available but not at
the hospital level.

The good news is that the America Hospital Association collects that
data but is in paper form. You can find the association at Their web page is a little difficult to
navigate specially if you want to build a query on your own. I called
them at 800-821-2039 and they were very helpful. They told me that you
can find a nationwide list of hospitals and the number of births in
the AHA Guide. The guide is available at any furnished library and
there is a different book for each year. You can also purchase the
book from them at 325$ but the library solution is much more

Alternatively they can run a query of their system and provide you
with nationwide reports (hospital name, address and number of births)
for around 1100$. If you are only interested in results by state they
can run the same query for up to two states for 25$.

I also found the following sites, they didn't answer your question but
I think they have interesting data.
The national center for health statistics has several documents with
birth data but none at the hospital level. has birth data by hospital but they are
very local (the site is design for the public to choose a hospital).
If you are interested in local data you can read my comment below.

I used several queries to get these results
"hospital ratings birth"
"hospital statistical data birth"
"USA hospital statistics"

Let me know if any clarification is needed
Subject: Re: Live births in the Unitied States
From: silviares-ga on 16 Jul 2002 13:51 PDT

since you do not specify if you want data nationwide or for a
specified area I will post this as a comment. The site I have found is
The data provided are local (you have to choose obstetrics, the state
and then the area) but then you are presented with a list of hospitals
with data from 1998 to 2000. The total number of births is in the
column next to the ratings.
Also if you click on top on "More Data 2002 Analysis" you can obtain
the split between c-sections and vaginal births together with the
number of complications.
Then if you click on the name of the hospital you can obtain the
address and other information about the institution.
Hope this helps, if this is what you are looking for I could post this
as an answer.

Subject: Re: Live births in the Unitied States
From: davidsar-ga on 16 Jul 2002 13:56 PDT
You can find information on the number of births for any COUNTY in the
U.S. at the following site:

Of course, this doesn't get you info for specific hospitals, but hey,
it's a start....

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