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Table 4 Trends in package of care by parity

From: Trends in private maternity care in Ireland’s capital during and after the Great Economic Recession 2009–2017

   2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Percentage difference Percentage change
n = 8525 n = 8386 n = 8340 n = 7915 n = 7739 n = 8537 n = 8120 n = 7855 n = 7849
Nulliparas Private 13.8% 12.7% 10.9% 11.9% 10.9% 16.1% 11.8% 12.6% 12.2% − 1.6 11.6
Semi-private 12.8% 13.6% 11.9% 11.8% 10.0% 10.3% 10.6% 9.1% 10.1% − 2.7 21.1
Public 73.4% 73.7% 77.2% 76.3% 79.0% 73.6% 77.6% 78.4% 77.8% 4.4 6.0
Multiparas Private 19.5% 16.8% 13.6% 13.2% 12.2% 17.6% 13.9% 13.5% 14.3% − 5.2 26.7
Semi-private 14.3% 13.3% 10.8% 10.8% 9.6% 9.8% 9.4% 8.7% 7.9% − 6.4 44.8
Public 66.2% 69.9% 75.6% 76.0% 78.2% 72.5% 76.7% 77.8% 77.8% 11.6 17.5