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Table 4 Number of cycles needed to live birth, total expenditure and the proportion of public expenditure (%) per live birth by women's background characteristics

From: Resource allocation of in vitro fertilization: a nationwide register-based cohort study

  Number of cycles per live birth Total expenditure, euros Public expenditure, %
Age 20–29 30–34 35–39 40+ Total 20–29 30–34 35–39 40+ Total 20–29 30–34 35–39 40+ Total
Socioeconomic position                
Upper white-collar 4.1 5.6 7.5 15.8 6.6 12130 13200 17780 38440 16130 60 59 58 50 57
Lower white-collar 4.3 5.8 7.3 19.3 6.3 12260 13500 16930 43300 15300 63 62 61 52 61
Blue-collar 5.3 6.1 9.0 13.8 6.9 14300 14690 20500 31840 16910 65 63 62 53 62
Others * 5.2 6.3 8.9 23.8 7.1 14080 14600 20390 59310 17340 63 63 59 52 60
Area of residence †                
Urban 4.5 5.6 7.8 17.0 6.5 12400 13280 18120 41100 15830 62 61 59 51 59
Semi-Urban 4.8 6.2 6.8 22.2 6.6 14310 14310 16350 48700 16250 65 63 59 53 61
Rural 4.7 6.4 7.8 15.6 6.7 13400 14800 18030 33200 16100 64 64 62 53 62
Sector                
Public 5.0 5.6 7.6 27.3 6.1 13600 13370 17300 38770 14710 76 76 76 78 76
Private 3.9 5.3 6.9 15.8 6.2 10590 11840 16170 40520 14880 51 51 50 49 51
Both 6.9 10.1 12.8 23.0 10.5 20190 22580 26640 42830 23870 63 63 62 58 62
Total 4.7 6.0 7.8 17.4 6.7 12850 13660 17830 40660 15940 63 62 60 52 60
  1. * Entrepreneurs, students, pensioners, unemployed, and women with an unclassified or unknown position. † Excluding women with unknown area of residence (n = 23).