Table 1

Health service delivery pre-COVID-19 and during COVID-19, Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), January 2019–December 2020

N=15 months
During COVID-19
N=9 months
Average per monthSDAverage per monthSD
Reproductive and maternal healthcare*
No of visits for contraceptives43 270732519 1363217
No of antenatal care visits285 00717 494196 45510 039
No of facility deliveries (incl. caesarean sections)32 634334526 0991366
Caesarean section rate (%)45.180.8646.860.84
Child healthcare
No of consultations for sick children†11 48233212737579
No of childhood vaccinations administered‡97 72911 61549 30711 130
Chronic diseases care
No of women screened for cervical cancer§216 80815 82684 75226 005
No of women screened for breast cancer ¶77 436893329 96415 106
No of consultations for diabetes care1 335 63563 419926 302126 467
Proportion of patients with diabetes with controlled condition (%)35.681.2226.382.35
No of consultations for hypertension care1 414 592126 1821 016 122175 488
Proportion of patients with hypertension with controlled condition (%)67.836.8054.768.71
  • *The pre-COVID-19 period is January 2019 to March 2020. The COVID-19 period includes April to December 2020.

  • †Includes consultations for diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition in children under 5.

  • ‡Number of children who received a unique dose of BCG vaccine, a third dose of pentavalent vaccine, a second dose of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, a second dose of rotavirus vaccine and a third dose of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

  • §Number of women aged 25–64 affiliated with IMSS screened with VIA for cervical cancer for the first time.

  • ¶Number of women aged 50–69 affiliated with IMSS screened for breast cancer with a mammography for the first time.