Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of the mothers according to outcome variables

Appropriate care

Appropriate and prompt care

Prompt Care


Yes (n = 77)

No (n = 215)

Yes (n = 33)

No (n = 259)

Yes (n = 166)

No (n = 126)


Mother's age Mean (SD)

23.88(3.95)

23.86(3.91)

22.72(3.51)

23.86(3.96)

23.46(3.62)

24.09(4.28)


Religion


Hindu

66 (85.7)

192(89.3)

30(90.9)

228(88)

151(91)

107(84.9)

Buddhist & others

11(14.3)

23(10.7)

3(9.1)

31(12)

15(9)

19(15.1)


Caste


Brahmin

18(23.4)

42(19.5)

6(18.2)

54(20.9)

34(20.5)

26(20.6)

Vaishya

12(15.6)

48(22.3)

4(12.1)

56(21.6)

31(18.7)

29(23)

Shudra

29(37.6)

70(32.6)

15(45.5)

84(32.4)

62(11.3)

37(29.4)

Chhetri

18(23.4)

55(25.6)

8(24.2)

65(25.1)

39(23.5)

34(27)


Total family income per month (Nepalese rupees)


≤ 5000

15(19.5)

83(38.6)

5(15.1)

93(35.9)

51(30.7)

47(37.3)

5000–10,000

38(49.4)

84(39.1)

12(36.4)

110(42.5)

61(36.8)

61(48.4)

>10,000

24(31.1)

48(22.3)

16(48.5)

56(21.6)

54(32.5)

18(14.3)


Mothers Education


No education/primary

5(56.5)

46(21.4)

2(6.1)

49(18.9)

25(15.1)

26(20.6)

High school

50(64.9)

135(62.8)

18(54.5)

167(64.5)

105(63.3)

80(63.6)

College/University

22(28.6)

34(15.8)

13(39.4)

43(16.6)

36(21.6)

20(15.8)


Figures in Parenthesis indicate percentage

1 US $ ≈ 73 Nepalese rupees

Sreeramareddy et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:7   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-7

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