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Table 4 The content of prenatal care by 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

  RC XC LT P
Advice on nutrition during pregnancy given a 91.2 (485) 85.1 (521) 77.4 (816) <0.01
Advice on avoiding alcohol, smoking and hazardous substances given b 90.1 (482) 82.4 (504) 69.0 (726) <0.01
Blood pressure measurement c     
   0 3.2 (17) 1.6 (10) 1.8 (19) 0.13
*3+ 81.1 (426) 84.5 (517) 82.5 (869)  
Fetal heart monitoring by stethoscope d     
   0 2.5 (13) 2.1 (13) 1.7 (18) 0.58
*3+ 83.2 (435) 84.0 (514) 83.3 (874)  
Haemoglobin test e     
   0 32.2 (170) 10.0 (61) 21.4 (225) <0.01
*3+ 8.1 (43) 22.1 (135) 20.8 (219)  
Urine test f     
   0 19.9 (105) 6.2 (38) 6.9 (72) <0.01
*2+ 34.3 (181) 69.6 (426) 67.4 (707)  
Ultrasound screening g     
   0 0.9 (5) 0.3 (2) 0.5 (5) <0.01
*1 11.5 (61) 2.8 (17) 6.6 (70)  
   2 30.9 (164) 15.2 (93) 21.2 (224)  
   3 29.2 (155) 28.8 (176) 37.0 (391)  
   4+ 27.5 (146) 52.9 (324) 34.7 (366)  
  1. a Twelve women in RC, seven women in XC and seventeen women in LT with missing values;
  2. b Nine women in RC, seven women in XC and nineteen women in LT with missing values;
  3. c Nineteen women in RC, seven women in XC and eighteen women in LT with missing values;
  4. d Twenty-one women in RC, seven women in XC and twenty-two women in LT with missing values;
  5. e Fifteen women in RC, seven women in XC and nineteen women in LT with missing values;
  6. f Sixteen women in RC, seven women in XC and twenty-two women in LT with missing values;
  7. g Thirteen women in RC, seven women in XC and fifteen women in LT with missing values;
  8. * Recommended number of test in terms of the national guideline
  9. P-value refers to the difference in the content of prenatal care between the counties