Out-of-Hospital Births Most Prevalent in North State
The rate of out-of-hospital births varies widely by county. They were most common in Nevada, Tuolumne, Mendocino, Shasta and Humboldt counties.
NOTES: Based on county of residence. State data does not give exact figures when there are fewer than 10 births at a free-standing birth center and/or at home. Counties labeled with asterisks show only home births. The exception is Tuolumne County, which shows only births at free-standing birth centers.