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Table 3 Direct, indirect and total effects of dominants on use of maternal health services, Sichuan province, western China, 2014

From: Use of maternal health services among women in the ethnic rural areas of western China

Variables Total effect Direct effect Indirect effect
ANC HD&PSa ANC HD&PS ANC HD&PS
SESb −0.41 −0.81 −0.36 −0.75 −0.05 −0.06
Knowledgec 0.12 0.02 0.12 0.02
Hospital qualityd 0.10 0.01 0.10 0.01
Travel timee −0.13 − 0.11 − 0.13 − 0.09 − 0.02
ANC 0.13 0.13
  1. a, use of hospital delivery and postpartum visits; b, women’s socioeconomic status
  2. c, knowledge score on maternal care; d, perceived quality of hospital
  3. e, time from home to the nearest hospital with sufficient maternal health services