Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

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As childbirth educators and birth professionals who work with expectant families, it is critical that we remain up to date on the newest data and research available on a wide variety of topics.  When we have current information, we are then able to share this information with the families that we work with in relevant ways.  Today, I would like to bring to your attention to the most fundamental, yet comprehensive data available about birth in the United States.  2012 date was released last month by the Center for Health Statistics.  The National Vital Statistics Report "Births: Final Data for 2012" is a gold mine of information for those of you who are interested in the state of births in the USA.

I thought it would be fun to try and present some of the data in the form of a quiz, for Science & Sensibility readers to take just for kicks.  Take the quiz and see how many of the ten questions you get right?  Then follow the link above to the complete report to find out more details and other interesting facts about birth in the USA in 2012. I invite you to share your score in our comments section along with any surprises you discovered when quizzing yourself.  If you want to see how you did compared to all the other folks who took the test, you can register on the quiz site, but it is totally not necessary.  Take it more than once if you like!  You might even use this technique with your students for a fun class activity.

Take S&S 2012 Birth Data Quiz on QuizRevolution.com now!

References:

Martin, J. A., Hamilton, B. E., Ventura, S. J., Osterman, M. J., & Mathews, T. J. (2013). Births: final data for 2011. National Vital Statistics Report62(1).

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10 Comments

Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

January 28, 2014 07:00 AM by Teri Shilling, MS, LCCE, CD, IBCLC
Thanks for bringing "interactivity" to this blog! I love it.

Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

January 28, 2014 07:00 AM by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
There are a few questions that give me pause, and I am surprised at the correct answer.

Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

January 28, 2014 07:00 AM by Misty Pratt
Ha! Well I basically failed, but I'm Canadian eh?

Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

January 28, 2014 07:00 AM by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
Misty, no worries! Would you like to do a Canadian version, I would be delighted to share it on the blog!

Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

January 28, 2014 07:00 AM by Tiffany
Wow...I only managed 400/1000 points. Dangit. Still, I was pretty close on a few of them. Thanks for the challenge. I'm going to go read the report now...

Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

January 28, 2014 07:00 AM by Robin Elise Weiss
This was a great addition to a great blog!

Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

January 28, 2014 07:00 AM by Connie Sultana, BA, CD (DONA), LCCE
That was fun and I am stunned that the vacuum/forcep rate is that low!

Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

January 28, 2014 07:00 AM by shawnette
600 for me!

Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

January 28, 2014 07:00 AM by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
Yes, that one stumped./surprised me the most too.

Test Your Knowledge of Just Released 2012 Birth Data - A Fun Pop Quiz

February 2, 2014 07:00 AM by Scientist Mom
Actually, the reason the vacuum/forceps rate has gotten so delightfully low is because doctors now prefer to do a c-section when the baby gets stuck. Definitely safer for the baby, no more dangerous for the mother, since forceps births can cause tearing. The only time most doctors will do an instrumental delivery is when the baby is almost there and just needs a nudge.

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