C-section births soar on Long Island
Officials say the number of Long Island women having C-sections is soaring.
A new report by the group Public Citizen finds Long Island has one of the state's highest rates of cesarean sections.
In Nassau, about 41 percent of women in 2007 delivered by C-section and in Suffolk, it was about 42 percent.
The statewide number is just about 34 percent.
Newsday says some doctors blame the increased C-sections on socioeconomic and fear of lawsuits.