Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Syphilis test availability and uptake at medical facilities in southern China

Li-Gang Yang, Joseph D Tucker, Cheng Wang, Song-Ying Shen, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Bin Yang & Rosanna Peeling

Volume 89, Number 11, November 2011, 798-805

Table 2. Pregnant women screened for syphilis in different types of medical facilities, Guangdong province, China, 2008

Variable No. of pregnancies Women screened
Za P
No. %
Type of facility
General hospital 26 128 18 988 72.7 −7.01 < 0.01
WCH 58 040 47 104 81.2 −7.64 < 0.01
TCMH 3 431 1 771 51.6 −3.92 < 0.01
Hygiene station 38 046 3 906 10.3 R
Administrative level
Municipal 26 144 20 423 78.1 −6.28 < 0.01
County 61 949 47 400 76.6 −7.74 < 0.01
Township 37 552 3 906 10.4 R
Region
West 39 479 23 585 59.7 −0.77 0.44
East 66 514 38 335 57.6 −0.57 0.57
North 19 652 9 849 50.1 R
Annual pregnancies
> 1 000 94 474 67 117 93.5 −7.82 < 0.01
≤ 1 000 31 171 4 652 6.5 R

R, reference; TCMH, traditional Chinese medicine hospital; WCH, women’s and children’s hospital.

a Z, standard score.