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Table 2 Average Cesarean Section Rates and Length of Maternity Stay 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
C-Section Rate % % % % (S.E) % (S.E)
Medical Center 36.1 38.3 36.1 2.2 (0.7) * 0.0 (0.6)
Regional Hospital 32.8 32.3 31.7 -0.5 (0.6) -1.1 (0.5) *
District Hospital 34.3 33.2 30.5 -1.1 (0.5) * -3.7 (0.4) **
Clinic 34.5 32.6 31.3 -1.9 (0.5) ** -3.2 (0.4) **
Total 34.3 33.3 31.9 -1.0 (0.4) * -2.4 (0.3) **
Average LOS Day Day Day Day (S.E) Day (S.E)
Medical Center 3.73 3.52 3.74 -0.21 (0.05) ** 0.01 (0.02)
Regional Hospital 3.65 3.44 3.67 -0.21 (0.05) ** 0.02 (0.03)
District Hospital 3.39 3.26 3.36 -0.13 (0.04) ** -0.03 (0.03)
Clinic 3.07 3.07 3.08 0.00 (0.04) 0.01 (0.03)
Total 3.40 3.25 3.39 -0.15 (0.04) ** -0.01 (0.02)
  1. *P < 0.05, two-tailed test; **P < 0.01, two-tailed test