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Table 1 Key indicators of neonatal and maternal health in Matlab and Habigonj (under Sylhet division), Bangladesh [9, 14]

From: Barriers to and motivators of handwashing behavior among mothers of neonates in rural Bangladesh

Indicator   Matlab (2011 HDSS) Sylhet divisiona (2011 BDHS)
Neonatal mortality rate (per 1000 live births)   22 (government service area) 45
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births)   28 (government service area) 59
Institutional delivery   23% (government service area) 21%
Birth attended to by traditional birth attendants (trained and untrained)   46% (government service area) 72%
Female literacy rate   30% 17%
Religion Muslim 90% 80%
Hindu 9% 19%
Geographic distribution   Low-land agro-based area High-land area
  1. aBangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) report refers national level representative data that includes only division level data, not the district level data