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Table 1 Number of newborns receiving hearing screening (n) and the corresponding universal newborn hearing screening coverage by region and province of China in 2008 and 2016

From: Newborn hearing screening coverage and detection rates of hearing impairment across China from 2008-2016

Area 2008 a 2016 b
n Coverage c (%) n Coverage c (%)
National 4,200,725 29.9 15,264,841 86.5
Regional
 Eastern 3,363,861 66.0 6,193,095 93.1
 Central 584,198 11.2 5,301,210 84.9
 Western 252,666 6.8 3,770,536 79.4
Provincial
 Beijing 151,835 88.5 244,731 95.9
 Tianjin 69,926 64.4 132,654 99.4
 Liaoning 211,699 65.1 333,811 94.4
 Shanghai 174,435 100.0 207,659 98.2
 Jiangsu 655,967 83.1 939,898 98.2
 Zhejiang 515,557 85.0 711,994 97.0
 Fujian 242,036 60.0 554,845 92.4
 Shandong 908,824 94.6 1,570,953 97.3
 Guangdong 433,582 27.9 1,496,550 83.5
 Hebei 132,157 15.7 923,921 91.4
 Shanxi 14,860 4.9 291,067 69.2
 Jilin 12,029 5.7 183,103 94.1
 Heilongjiang 57,676 22.8 197,917 95.5
 Anhui 68,943 11.0 672,544 86.9
 Jiangxi 28,822 5.2 494,026 80.0
 Henan 57,606 4.9 1,106,339 80.0
 Hubei 131,553 25.8 478,441 73.0
 Hunan 79,336 12.2 830,235 98.2
 Hainan 1216 1.1 123,617 91.5
 Inner Mongolia 18,632 9.4 169,299 73.1
 Guangxi 46,361 6.3 783,560 93.4
 Chongqing 36,182 14.5 223,785 70.5
 Sichuan 68,266 9.1 578,015 69.6
 Guizhou 1790 0.5 227,496 46.1
 Yunnan 8803 2.1 555,658 92.0
 Shaanxi 35,801 13.1 458,343 89.1
 Gansu 14,262 5.5 290,104 94.3
 Qinghai 2122 2.7 42,144 68.3
 Ningxia 4048 5.7 93,282 95.8
 Xinjiang 16,399 5.6 346,871 86.5
 Tibet 0 1979 3.9
  1. a There were 14,051,291 live births in 2008 in China, which was from the live births reported by midwives in each province
  2. b There were 17,644,192 live births in 2016 in China, which was from the live births reported by midwives in each province
  3. c Calculated as described in Methods