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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the primary variables (n = 988)

From: Family characteristics and the use of maternal health services: a population-based survey in Eastern China

Variables N %
Times of prenatal care
 ≥4 844 85.44
 3 and less 144 14.56
Hospital delivery (missing = 4)
 Yes 980 99.59
 No 4 0.41
Times of postnatal visits (missing = 16)
 ≥1 633 65.12
 0 339 34.88
Whether or not living with parents
 Yes 675 68.32
 No 313 31.68
Husband’s age
 ≥35 year-old 305 30.87
 ≥30 year-old 426 43.12
 18–29 year-old 257 26.02
Husband’s education (missing = 1)
 College and above 244 24.72
 High school 301 30.50
 Junior high school 393 39.82
 Primary school and below 49 4.96
Husband’s employment status (missing = 2)
 Yes 940 95.33
 No 46 4.67
Pregnant women’s age
 ≥35 year-old 193 19.53
 ≥30 year-old 373 37.75
 ≥25 year-old 370 37.45
 18–24 year-old 52 5.26
Pregnant women’s education (missing = 1)
 College and above 205 20.77
 High school 261 26.44
 Junior high school 406 41.13
 Primary school and below 115 11.65
Pregnant women’s employment status (missing = 2)
 Yes 862 87.42
 No 124 12.58
Times of previous pregnancies of pregnant women
 2 and more 163 16.50
 1 304 30.77
 0 521 52.73
Times of previous giving births of pregnant women
 1 and more 199 20.16
 0 788 79.84
Health insurance (missing = 6)
 Yes 858 87.37
 No 124 12.63
The time to the nearest medical institution by the fastest way available (missing = 2)
 ≥10 min or more 490 49.70
 <10 min 496 50.30
Per capita income of family
 Good 311 31.48
 General 433 43.83
 Bad 244 24.70
Place of residence
 Rural 577 58.40
 Urban 411 41.60