TABLE 3: PERCENTAGE OF EVER-MARRIED WOMEN AGED 15-49 YEARS HAVING LIVING CHILDREN AGED 0-2 YEARS BY PRENATAL CARE, PLACE OF PRENATAL CARE, REGION AND AREA, 1996.

 
Prenatal Care and Place of Prenatal Care Whole Kingdom  
Total Municipal Area Non-Municipal Area Bangkok Metropolis Central Region (Excluding Bangkok Metropolis) Northern Region Northeastern Region Southern Region
Prenatal Care 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
(2,874,062) (520,445) (2,353,617) (317,859) (601,710) (523,170) (1,047,726) (383,598)
Yes 95.0 96.7 94.6 96.7 95.9 95.3 94.4 93.5
No 5.0 3.3 5.4 3.3 4.1 4.7 5.6 6.5
Place of Prenatal Care 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
(2,730,778) (503,437) (2,227,341) (307,380) (577,016) (498,381) (989,217) (358,784)
Goverment Hospital 57.5 78.4 52.8 83.9 74.5 49.6 41.7 62.1
Health Centers 32.0 1.6 38.9 1.1 11.0 39.5 51.5 28.0
Maternal and Child Health Centers 1.6 0.8 1.7 - 1.2 2.9 1.6 1.5
Midwifery Centers 5.7 9.9 4.8 3.3 9.6 5.9 4.0 6.1
Clinic 2.6 8.7 1.2 11.0 3.6 1.6 0.5 1.4
Private Hospital 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 - - - 0.4
Others 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.7 0.5
 
Source : Report of the 1996 Survey of Fertility in Thailand, National Statistical Office.