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Table 4 Non-linear decomposition of the difference in facility-based delivery between wealth groups, pooled sample benchmark

From: Utilisation of health services and the poor: deconstructing wealth-based differences in facility-based delivery in the Philippines

\( {\overline{Y}}_{NP} \) 0.746    
\( {\overline{Y}}_P \) 0.411    
Regional gap \( \left({\overline{Y}}_{NP}-{\overline{Y}}_P\right) \) 0.336    
Benchmark Coefficients Pooled
  Decomp.   S.E. Cont. (%)
Supply-side     
 Distance to facility 0.013 *** (0.004) 3.81
Socioeconomic factors     
 Mother’s education 0.026 *** (0.007) 7.77
 Partner’s education 0.032 *** (0.007) 9.46
 Mother watches TV 0.023 *** (0.005) 6.71
 Mother’s employment 0.021 *** (0.005) 6.27
 Partner’s employment 0.049 *** (0.008) 14.72
Maternal factors     
 Multiple birth −0.0004   (0.0003) −0.10
 Previously term. preg. 0.0007   (0.0005) 0.21
 Child’s birth order 0.044 *** (0.005) 13.05
 Mother’s age at birth −0.002   (0.001) −0.62
Sociocultural factors     
 Religion 0.012 *** (0.004) 3.58
 Marital status −0.004 * (0.002) −1.15
Geography     
 Regions 0.019 ** (0.009) 5.55
Total explained 0.232    69.23
Total unexplained 0.103    30.77
  1. Notes: Total number of observations is 7,121. Specifications include a dummy for missing partner information. Standard errors are given in parentheses and (*), (**) and (***) represent statistical significance at 10 %, 5 % and 1 % levels, respectively. Decomp., decomposition; S.E., standard error; Cont., contribution; term. preg., terminated pregnancy