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Table 1 Percentage of live births in malpractice crisis states in high and low medical liability regions in 2004[11]

From: Trends in prenatal cares settings: association with medical liability

High Medical Liability Region Low Medical Liability Region
States Live Births States Live Births
Crisis   Crisis  
   Alabama 59,510    Illinois 180,778
   Arkansas 38,573    Missouri 77,765
   Connecticut 42,095    Nevada 35,200
   District of Columbia 7,933    North Dakota 8,189
   Florida 218,053    Ohio 148,954
   Georgia 138,849    Oregon 45,678
   Kentucky 55,720    Utah 50,670
   Maryland 74,628    Washington 81,747
   Mississippi 42,827    Wyoming 6,807
   New Jersey 115,253   
   New York 249,947 Total crisis state live births 635,788
   North Carolina 119,847   
   Pennsylvania 144,748 Non-crisis  
   Texas 381,293    Alaska 10,338
   Virginia 103,933    Arizona 93,663
   West Virginia 20,880    California 544,843
      Colorado 68,503
Total crisis state live births 1,814,089    Hawaii 18,281
      Idaho 22,532
Non-crisis      Indiana 87,142
   Delaware 11,369    Iowa 38,438
   Louisiana 65,369    Kansas 39,669
   Maine 13,944    Michigan 129,776
   Massachusetts 78,484    Minnesota 70,624
   New Hampshire 14,565    Montana 11,519
   Oklahoma 51,306    Nebraska 26,332
   Rhode Island 12,779    New Mexico 28,384
   South Carolina 56,590    South Dakota 11,338
   Tennessee 79,642    Wisconsin 70,146
   Vermont 6,599   
Total non-crisis state live births 390,647 Total non-crisis state live births 1,271,528
Regional Total 2,204,736 Regional Total 1,907,316
% of live births in crisis states (1,814,089/2,204,736) 82.3% % of live births in crisis states (635,788/1,907,316) 33.3%
  1. Crisis state = ACOG "Red Alert" or AMA "Crisis" designation.