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Table 5 Variable descriptions

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

Variable Definition
Facility-based delivery (0/1) if the birth took place in a health facility (private, public or nongovernmental)
Wealth Wealth quintiles derived using principal components analysis and household assets
Distance to health facility (0/1) if the mother responded to the question “Many different factors can prevent women from getting medical advice or treatment for themselves. When you are sick and want to get medical advice or treatment, is the distance to the health facility” a big problem
Mother’s education: Mother’s education attainment: (1) None; (2) Incomplete Primary; (3) Complete Primary; (4) Secondary or more
Partner’s education: Partner’s education attainment: (1) None; (2) Incomplete Primary; (3) Complete Primary; (4) Secondary or more
Mother watches TV (0/1) if the mother watches television at least once a week
Mother’s employment Mother’s employment status: (1) Agriculture; (2) None; (3) Manual; (4) Professional/Services
Partner’s employment Partner’s employment status: (1) Agriculture; (2) None; (3) Manual; (4) Professional/Services
Multiple birth (0/1) if the child is a twin, triplet, etc.
Previously terminated pregnancy (0/1) if the mother ever had a terminated pregnancy
Child’s birth order Birth rank of the child: (1) first-born child of the woman; (2) 2nd to 4th child; (3) child of birth order 5 or more
Mother’s age at birth Mother’s age at the birth of the child: (1) 15–19; (2) 20–29; (3) 30–49
Mother’s marital status Mother marital status: (1) Married; (2) Living together; (3) Other
Religion Mother’s religion: (1) Catholic; (2) Protestant; (3) Islam; (4) Other