Special Report

Most Expensive States to Have a Child

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35. Arizona
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,683
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,629; C-section $1,805
> Avg. insurance payments: $12,491 – 9th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 76,947 – 16th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 399, or 5.2 per 1,000 live births – 18th lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 67, or 28.3 per 100,000 live births – 8th highest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 10.7% – 8th highest of 45 states

34. Missouri
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,744
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,717; C-section $1,808
> Avg. insurance payments: $11,242 – 2nd lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 69,285 – 17th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 408, or 5.9 per 1,000 live births – 18th highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 54, or 25.2 per 100,000 live births – 11th highest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 9.4% – 14th highest of 45 states

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33. New Hampshire
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,782
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,770; C-section $1,806
> Avg. insurance payments: N/A
> No. of births: 11,791 – 7th lowest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 52, or 4.4 per 1,000 live births – 9th lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 2, N/A
> Uninsured rate: 5.1% – 6th lowest of 45 states

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32. Connecticut
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,801
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,831; C-section $1,744
> Avg. insurance payments: $19,371 – 5th highest of 37 states
> No. of births: 33,460 – 12th lowest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 145, or 4.3 per 1,000 live births – 8th lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 18, N/A
> Uninsured rate: 5.2% – 7th lowest of 45 states

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31. Indiana
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,839
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,831; C-section $1,856
> Avg. insurance payments: $14,826 – 18th highest of 37 states
> No. of births: 78,616 – 15th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 531, or 6.8 per 1,000 live births – 8th highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 68, or 28.2 per 100,000 live births – 9th highest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 7.5% – 22nd highest of 45 states

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