Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of deliveries.

    Place of delivery

    Home (n = 559)

    Public facility (n = 454)

    Private facility (n = 493)


Predisposing

Birth order*

2 or less

276 (30%)

292 (31.8%)

351 (38.2%)

More than 2

283 (48.2%)

162 (27.6%)

142 (24.2%)

Mother's age*

< 20 yrs

365 (43.6%)

246 (29.4%)

226 (27%)

20 – 29 yrs

144 (31.7%)

140 (30.8%)

171 (37.5%)

> 30 yrs

50 (23.4%)

68 (31.8%)

96 (44.8%)

Mother's education*

Primary or less

399 (55.9%)

206 (28.8%)

109 (15.3%)

Up to secondary

143 (25%)

199 (34.7%)

231 (40.3%)

More than secondary

17 (7.8%)

49 (22.4%)

153 (69.8%)

Father's education*

Primary or less

270 (58%)

130 (28%)

66 (14%)

Up to secondary

218 (32%)

246 (36.2%)

216 (31.8%)

More than secondary

68 (19.3%)

76 (21.6%)

208 (59.1%)

Religion*

Hindu

465 (42.7%)

300 (27.5%)

324 (29.6%)

Muslim

57 (20.4%)

103 (36.8%)

120 (42.8%)

Others

33 (25.6%)

49 (38%)

47 (36.4%)

Scheduled caste status*

No

295 (32.7%)

256 (28.4%)

350 (38.9%)

Yes

260 (43.4%)

196 (32.7%)

143 (23.9%)

Enabling

Household standard of living*

Low

274 (71.3%)

73 (19%)

37 (9.7%)

Medium

238 (32.1%)

272 (36.7%)

231 (31.2%)

High

30 (9.8%)

83 (27%)

194 (63.2%)

Media exposure*

0.75

1.6a

2.0a

Healthcare decision-maker*

Mother

133 (27.1%)

167 (34%)

191 (38.9%)

Father

280 (45.3%)

165 (26.7%)

174 (28.1%)

Mother & father jointly

54 (30.3%)

63 (35.4%)

61 (34.3%)

Others in household

92 (42.2%)

59 (27.1%)

67 (30.7%)

Number of antenatal visits*

3 or less

451 (60.5%)

155 (20.8%)

139 (18.7%)

More than 3

107 (14.1%)

298 (39.3%)

354 (46.6%)

Location*

Urban

130 (15.3%)

341 (40.1%)

380 (44.6%)

Rural

429 (65.5%)

113 (17.3%)

113 (17.2%)

Need

Low

487 (36.8%)

401 (30.3%)

435 (32.9%)

High

72 (39.3%)

53 (29%)

58 (31.7%)


a indicates a continuous variable; * p < 0.05

Thind et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:29   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-29

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