Special Report

Most Expensive States to Have a Child

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30. Virginia
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,842
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,826; C-section $1,871
> Avg. insurance payments: $15,221 – 17th highest of 37 states
> No. of births: 94,749 – 12th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 546, or 5.8 per 1,000 live births – 20th highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 65, or 22.3 per 100,000 live births – 15th lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 6.8% – 19th lowest of 45 states

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29. New Mexico
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,863
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,817; C-section $1,991
> Avg. insurance payments: $12,791 – 10th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 21,903 – 10th lowest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 116, or 5.3 per 1,000 live births – 20th lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 10, N/A
> Uninsured rate: 10.0% – 12th highest of 45 states

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28. Mississippi
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,894
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,834; C-section $1,989
> Avg. insurance payments: N/A
> No. of births: 35,473 – 16th lowest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 288, or 8.1 per 1,000 live births – the highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 33, or 30.2 per 100,000 live births – 5th highest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 11.9% – 5th highest of 45 states

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27. California
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,955
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,949; C-section $1,967
> Avg. insurance payments: $21,139 – 2nd highest of 37 states
> No. of births: 420,259 – the highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 1648, or 3.9 per 1,000 live births – the lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 135, or 10.2 per 100,000 live births – the lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 7.0% – 21st lowest of 45 states

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26. Kansas
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,987
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,973; C-section $2,015
> Avg. insurance payments: $11,876 – 5th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 34,376 – 14th lowest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 227, or 6.6 per 1,000 live births – 11th highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 23, or 21.7 per 100,000 live births – 14th lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 9.2% – 16th highest of 45 states

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