Table 3

Frequency of reasons for not attend PMS
Reasons for not attend PMS Frequency Percent
Have no time 77 18.8
Site of PMS is far away 20 4.9
Do not like hospital and other inspection sites 23 5.6
Too expensive 8 2.0
Fear procedures 21 5.1
PMS is just going through the motions 32 7.8
Having usual medical check-ups and PMS is unnecessary 47 11.5
Believe self to be healthy and no need for PMS 31 7.6
Be in time for check after pregnancy 10 2.4
Opposed by spouse or relatives 1 0.2
Worry about discovering diseases and affecting relationship with spouse 5 1.2
Both believe each other 6 1.5
Afraid to encounter rogue doctors 0 0
Fear about the bad hospital services 7 1.7
PMS is no longer required for marriage registration 9 2.2
Publicity is not sufficient and lack information about PMS 25 6.1
Other reasons 49 12.0
Valid total 371 90.5
Missing 39 9.5
Total 410 100.0

Wang et al.

Wang et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:217   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-217

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