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Birth Outcomes by Planned Birth Place and Attendant

In 2011 the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2380, which required the Oregon Public Health Division to:

  1. Add two questions to the Oregon Birth Certificate to determine planned place of birth and birth attendant, and
  2. Report annually on birth outcomes, including death, by location and attendant type. These data are available as part of the Center for Health Statistics' Annual Report.

In addition, the Oregon Public Health Division has produced two special reports on birth outcomes for infants intended to deliver out of hospital.

Out-of-Hospital Births in Oregon, 2012-2017

This summary provides data and trends on out-of-hospital births in Oregon and related health outcomes, including birth and maternal characteristics, birth attendants, payment sources, perinatal outcomes, and maternal deaths.

2012 Oregon Birth Outcomes by Planned Birth Place and Attendant

In 2013, the Oregon Public Health Division published a special study of deaths in term infants intended to deliver out of hospital. Key findings are based on 2012 Oregon occurrence birth and death certificates, and the perinatal case fatality review.