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Table 6 Trends in package of care by age category

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
< 35 years Private 10.7% 8.8% 7.1% 6.8% 7.3% 10.3% 7.3% 6.7% 6.5% − 4.2 39.3
Semi-private 11.4% 11.5% 9.2% 8.7% 7.6% 7.9% 7.5% 6.3% 6.5% − 4.9 43.0
Public 77.9% 79.7% 83.7% 84.4% 85.1% 81.9% 85.1% 87.1% 86.9% 9.0 11.6
≥ 35 years Private 35.7% 32.3% 27.6% 27.5% 22.8% 30.8% 24.6% 24.9% 25.1% − 10.6 29.7
Semi-private 20.1% 18.5% 16.9% 17.3% 15.2% 14.4% 14.5% 13.5% 12.7% − 7.4 36.8
Public 44.3% 49.2% 55.5% 55.2% 62.0% 54.8% 60.9% 61.6% 62.2% 17.9 40.4