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Table 4 Content of ANC used by nullipara and multipara women (%)

From: Urban - rural disparities in antenatal care utilization: a study of two cohorts of pregnant women in Vietnam

  Urban Rural
ANC services Nullipara (n = 460) Multipara (n = 354) Total (n = 814) Nullipara (n = 614) Multipara (n = 704) Total (n = 1318)
Core services       
Fetal examination* 99.1 99.4 99.3 82.8 77.1 79.8
Body weight and height measurement* 98.3 98.9 98.5 58.7 56.7 57.6
Blood pressure assessment* 97.8 97.7 97.8 60.7 57.7 59.1
Urine test* 89.3 86.7 88.1 38.1 33.2 35.5
Tetanus vaccination 92.6 92.1 92.4 94.3 89.4 91.7
Health consultation* 87.0 81.6 84.6 24.9 22.3 23.6
All core services 82.6 79.1 81.1 22.0 18.9 20.3
Optional services       
Folic & Iron supplement* 96.7 94.9 96.0 87.5 73.3 80.0
Blood sample test* 74.8 72.0 73.6 22.4 17.9 20.0
Ultrasound scan* 99.6 99.4 99.5 98.5 95.3 96.8
Mean number of scans** 6.0 (n = 71) 6.0 (n = 46) 6.0 (n = 117) 4.0 (n = 106) 3.0 (n = 116) 3.5 (n = 222)
  1. *p < 0.001 for Chi square test for urban - rural comparison
  2. **p < 0.001 for t-test for comparison of mean values between the two areas