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Table 3 Use of prenatal care by the number of live births and county, women giving birth in 2008, % (N)

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

  Start of prenatal visit ≤ 12 weeks † 5+ prenatal visits ‡
  RC XC LT RC XC LT
1st child 78.1 (253) 78.5 (307) 81.2 (509) 75.3 (244) 73.7 (289) 67.8 (421)
2+ children 69.0 (138)* 70.0 (150)* 67.4 (289)** 64.0 (130)** 57.1(124)** 53.4 (225)**
Total 74.6 (391) 75.4 (457) 75.6 (798) 70.4 (375) 67.5 (413) 61.2 (646)
  1. † Twenty women in RC, thirteen women in XC and fifteen women in LT with missing values;
  2. ‡ Eleven women in RC, seven women in XC and fifteen women in LT with missing values;
  3. P-value refers to the difference in prenatal care use between the number of live births;
  4. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01