Home > Pregnancy > What is the Reason there are so many C Sections? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Jul 18, 2010 by Baptist Memorial Health Care, Views: 3843 The C section rate is higher in the US than any other country. The latest numbers show that they account for 31% of all births in the US. While patient preference is the reason for some of these, the high rate of obesity in America, and the fact that older women are commonly having children has also raised this percentage.