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Table 3 Timing and frequency of antenatal care visits, by gestational age (n = 1088)

From: Maternal health behaviors during pregnancy in rural Northwestern China

  Pregnant Women with Different Gestational Age  
Antenatal care visits 20 ~ 24 weeks, n = 406 25 ~ 28 weeks, n = 321 29 ~ 32 weeks, n = 361 Total, n = 1088
Frequency (n) Percent (%) Frequency (n) Percent (%) Frequency (n) Percent (%) Frequency (n) Percent (%)
[1] Time of first antenatal visit  
 < 6 weeks 125 11.5 98 9.0 96 8.8 319 29.3
 6–13 weeks 249 22.9 187 17.2 230 21.14 666 61.2
 > 13 weeks 32 2.9 36 3.3 35 3.2 103 9.5
[2] Number of antenatal visits  
 Less than recommended number 38 3.5 13 1.2 8 0.7 59 5.4
 Equal to recommended number 101 9.3 46 4.2 20 1.8 167 15.3
 More than recommended number 266 24.4 262 24.1 333 30.6 861 79.1
  1. Source: Authors’ survey
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