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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of deliveries.

From: Where to deliver? Analysis of choice of delivery location from a national survey in India

  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%)
  1. a indicates a continuous variable; * p < 0.05