Table 2

Experience of child death of mother by socioeconomic and cultural characteristics (n = 4,066).

Socioeconomic and cultural characteristics

Experience of child death within five years


Yes

No


Literacy status ***

Illiterate

7.8

92.2

Literate

3.7

96.3


Occupation

Not working/Agricultural sector

6.1

93.9

Non-agricultural sector

5.9

94.1


Religion *

Non-Hindu

4.2

95.8

Hindu

6.4

93.6


Mass media exposure

No exposure

6.3

93.7

One medium (Radio or TV) exposure

6.3

93.7

Both (Radio & TV) exposure

5.9

94.1


Wealth Status *

Poorest

7.5

92.5

Poorer

5.5

94.5

Middle

7.6

92.4

Richer

4.5

95.5

Richest

4.6

95.4


Ever used of FP methods ***

Never used

8.8

91.2

Ever used

4.4

95.6


Visited health facility for own or child's care in previous 12 months **

No

7.9

92.1

Yes

5.2

94.8


ANC check for last birth ***

No

8.5

91.5

Yes

5.2

94.8

Place of the last birth

Home

6.4

93.6

Health facility

4.7

95.3


Household headship*

Male-headed households

6.5

93.5

Female-headed households

4.5

95.5


Total

6.1

93.9


Note *** Significant at p < 0.001; ** = p < 0.01 and * = p < 0.05

Adhikari and Podhisita BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:13   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-13

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