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Table 2 Characteristics of the northeast districts (NED) and the southwest districts (SWD) of Quang Ninh province, Viet Nam, 2005

From: Evidence-based practice in neonatal health: knowledge among primary health care staff in northern Viet Nam

Variable NED SWD P-value
Average distance to regional hospital (kilometres) 95 31 <0.011
Average distance to provincial hospital (kilometres) 75 24 <0.011
Neonatal mortality ratea 21.9 14.2 <0.012
Percentage of pregnant women with at least three antenatal care visits 45.6 70.6 <0.012
Percentage of live births receiving a postnatal home visit 48.5 56.7 <0.012
Percentage of community health centres having the National Guidelinesb 64.7 79.3 <0.052
  1. a Number of deaths during the first 28 days of life per 1000 live births
  2. b Guidelines of reproductive health (2003) by the Ministry of Health in Viet Nam
  3. 1 P-value derived from independent sample t-test comparing NED and SWD
  4. 2P-value derived from the χ2 test comparing the NED and the SWD