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Utah home-birth rate is double the U.S. average, report says

Jul 26, 2017 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah women are choosing home birth at a rate double the national average, and mothers who do so tend to be older and have more education than women who decide to give birth in hospitals, according to a state health department report released this month.

Planned home births made up 2.12 percent of all births in Utah in 2013, according to the report from the Utah Department of Health. The U.S. national rate is less than 1 percent.

Utah has one of the highest overall birth rates in the ...