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Table 2 Women's socio-economic characteristics and knowledge of prenatal care benefit package by county, women giving birth in 2008

From: Utilisation, contents and costs of prenatal care under a rural health insurance (New Co-operative Medical System) in rural China: lessons from implementation

  RC N = 544 XC N = 619 LT N = 1071
Women's annual income (Mean ± SD RMB)* 4397 ± 4212 6884 ± 5818 3152 ± 2469
Secondary education or higher % (N)† 77.1 (405) 65.1 (403) 91.2 (934)
Having two or more children % (N) 39.2 (213) 36.0 (223) 41.2 (441)
NCMS membership % (N)‡ 71.2 (384) 82.3 (507) 83.8 (895)
Know of prenatal care benefit package % (N)§ 48.5 (184) 1.2 (6) 5.0 (45)
Having unauthorised births % (N) 39.7 (216) 2.9 (18) 30.7 (329)
  1. * Three women in RC with missing values;
  2. † Nineteen women in RC and forty-seven women in LT with missing values;
  3. ‡ Five women in RC, three women in XC and three women in LT with missing values;
  4. § Only women who were NCMS members were asked; five women in RC with missing values.