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Table 2 Number and percentages of ANC visits received by pregnant women in different regions of China

From: Current status of antenatal care of pregnant women—8 provinces in China, 2018

Variables Total Eastern Central Western χ2 P
N(%,95CI) N(%,95CI) N(%,95CI) N(%,95CI)
Number of ANC visits
  ≥ 5 38,675 (78.8,78.4–79.2) 20,208 (72.9,72.4–73.4) 10,615 (79.5,78.9–80.2) 7852 (97.8,97.5–98.2) 2320.45 0.000
  ≥ 8 19,603 (39.9,39.5–40.4) 10,101 (36.5,35.9–37.0) 2803 (21.0,20.3–21.7) 6699 (83.5,82.7–84.3) 8476.94 0.000
  ≥ 11 8178 (16.7,16.3–17.0) 3626 (13.0,12.7–13.5) 239 (1.8,1.6–2.0) 4313 (53.7,52.7–54.8) 10,328.50 0.000
Percentage of ANC visits, by trimester
 First trimester(< 13 weeks) 30,368 (61.9,61.4–62.3) 14,551 (52.5,51.9–53.1) 9104 (68.2,67.4–69.0) 6713 (83.7,82.8–84.5) 2872.43 0.000
 Second trimester(< 28 weeks) 44,342 (90.3,90.1–90.6) 24,451 (88.2,87.9–88.6) 11,984 (89.8,89.3–90.3) 7907 (98.5,98.3–98.8) 763.02 0.000
 Third trimester(≥28 weeks) 45,117 (91.9,91.7–92.2) 24,936 (90.0,89.6–90.3) 12,176 (91.2,90.8–91.7) 8005 (99.8,99.6–99.9) 811.68 0.000
Quality of ANC visits
  Normative ANC 15,207 (31.0,30.6–31.4) 5687 (20.5,20.0–21.0) 4601 (34.5,33.7–35.3) 4919 (61.3,60.2–62.4) 4943.51 0.000
 Qualified ANC 3941 (8.0,7.8–8.3) 141 (0.5,0.4–0.6) 1212 (9.1,8.6–9.6) 2588 (32.3,31.2–33.3) 8517.59 0.000
  1. Note: The first, second, and third trimester were defined as a gestational age less than 13 weeks, 13–27 weeks, and 28–42 weeks, respectively