Special Report

Most Expensive States to Have a Child

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40. New York
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,416
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,423; C-section $1,404
> Avg. insurance payments: $20,092 – 3rd highest of 37 states
> No. of births: 209,338 – 4th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 855, or 4.1 per 1,000 live births – 5th lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 133, or 20.2 per 100,000 live births – 9th lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 5.2% – 8th lowest of 45 states

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39. Massachusetts
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,431
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,421; C-section $1,451
> Avg. insurance payments: $17,285 – 10th highest of 37 states
> No. of births: 66,428 – 19th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 262, or 3.9 per 1,000 live births – 2nd lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 30, or 14.7 per 100,000 live births – 4th lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 2.5% – the lowest of 45 states

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38. New Jersey
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,447
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,446; C-section $1,449
> Avg. insurance payments: N/A
> No. of births: 97,954 – 11th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 392, or 4.0 per 1,000 live births – 4th lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 72, or 24.1 per 100,000 live births – 13th highest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 7.2% – 23rd highest of 45 states

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37. Illinois
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,538
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,514; C-section $1,589
> Avg. insurance payments: $13,320 – 14th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 133,298 – 5th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 733, or 5.5 per 1,000 live births – 22nd lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 54, or 12.9 per 100,000 live births – 2nd lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 7.0% – 20th lowest of 45 states

36. Rhode Island
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,624
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,650; C-section $1,581
> Avg. insurance payments: N/A
> No. of births: 10,101 – 2nd lowest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 40, or 4.0 per 1,000 live births – 3rd lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 5, N/A
> Uninsured rate: 4.3% – 2nd lowest of 45 states

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