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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: The influences of Taiwan's National Health Insurance on women's choice of prenatal care facility: Investigation of differences between rural and non-rural areas

  Children born in 1990/3/1~1992/12/31
(n = 190)
%
Children born in 1993/1/1~1995/2/28
(n = 230)
%
Children born in 1996/1/1~1997/12/31
(n = 696)
%
Children born in 1998/1/1~1999/12/31
(n = 459)
%
The gender of the child
Male 51.05 57.39 54.31 53.59
Female 48.95 42.61 45.69 46.41
The birth order of the child
Rank 1 71.05 91.30 46.55 56.86
Rank 2 23.68 6.52 45.40 38.13
Rank 3 or higher 5.26 2.17 8.05 5.01
Maternal age when the child was born
Younger than 30 86.84 86.09 66.67 69.93
30–34 13.16 12.61 25.00 23.31
35–39 0.00 1.30 7.47 6.10
40 or over 0.00 0.00 0.86 0.65
Any abnormal condition during this pregnancy
Yes 11.58 9.13 10.20 12.20
No 88.42 90.87 89.80 87.80
The urbanization level of residence during this pregnancy
Large cities 47.89 38.70 46.70 47.06
Small cities/towns 34.21 39.13 37.21 36.82
Rural areas 17.89 22.17 16.09 16.12
The year when the mother was born
After 1970 10.53 31.74 43.39 60.57
1960–1969 82.11 64.78 52.44 37.91
Before 1959 7.37 3.48 4.17 1.53
The number of children for the mother in 2000 (the survey year)
1 child 0.00 0.00 30.46 42.05
2 children 67.37 83.91 58.48 51.20
3 children or over 32.63 16.09 11.06 6.75
Maternal ethnic background
Fu-Chien 75.79 78.70 70.55 73.64
Hakka 12.11 8.26 10.63 8.93
Mainland China 8.95 9.57 14.08 11.33
Aboriginal/foreign 3.16 3.48 4.74 6.10
Maternal marital status in 2000
Currently married 98.95 99.13 96.98 98.69
Not currently married 1.05 0.87 3.02 1.31
Maternal educational level in 2000
No more than junior high school 25.26 22.61 15.80 14.81
Senior high school 54.21 55.22 57.18 57.95
College or above 20.53 22.17 27.01 27.23
Monthly family income in Taiwanese dollar in 2000
Less than 50,000 38.42 40.87 39.37 45.32
50,000–69,000 38.95 37.83 36.49 31.37
70,000 or more 22.63 21.30 24.14 23.31