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Table 4 Percentages of visiting and hospitalization in the hospitals with different levels (%)

From: Effect of the new rural cooperative medical system on farmers’ medical service needs and utilization in Ningbo, China

Percent (%)
  2003 2008 2011
Two-week visitinga  
Village clinics 46.40 72.41 86.34
Township hospitals 24.10 6.90 2.48
County hospitals 22.66 14.42 3.11
Hospitals above county level 6.84 6.27 8.07
Hospitalization within 1 yearb
Village clinics - - -
Township hospitals 22.50 15.60 7.40
County hospitals 54.17 58.50 81.10
Hospitals above county level 23.33 25.90 11.50
  1. -: not available
  2. Two-week visitinga χ2 = 48.86 P = 0.002
  3. Hospitalization within 1 yearb χ2 = 116.32 P = 0.00