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Table 1 Average Volumes of Childbirth Service in Taiwan by Provider's Accreditation Level and Time Period, January 2002–December 2003.

From: The immediate effects of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic on childbirth in Taiwan

  t0 t2 t4 t2-t0 t4-t0
  Pre-SARS Period (Jan 2002~Feb 2003) Peak SARS Period (May~Jun 2003) Post-SARS Period (Sep~Dec 2003) Difference Difference
Accreditation Level No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Medical Center 3,044 15.9 1,820 10.7 2,574 13.9 -1,225 -5.2 -471 -2.0
Regional Hospital 4,731 24.7 3,501 20.6 4,415 23.8 -1,230 -4.1 -316 -0.8
District Hospital 5,067 26.4 4,853 28.5 5,156 27.8 -214 2.1 90 1.4
Clinic 6,346 33.1 6,826 40.2 6,382 34.4 480 7.1 36 1.4
Total 19,188 100.0 16,999 100.0 18,527 100.0 -2,189   -661