Figure 3.14 Hospital delivery rate, 1990–2017
CHAPTER 3 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Source: National Health Commission, China Health Statistical Yearbook, 2018
China's hospital delivery rate has increased steadily over the last two decades. The urban-rural disparity, which was obvious in the 1990s, no longer exists. The remarkable increase in hospital delivery in rural and urban areas has played a significant role in ensuring the safety of mothers and children and reducing maternal and neonatal mortality.