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Table 2 Sociodemographic and maternal factors based on type of delivery

From: High prevalence of cesarean section births in private sector health facilities- analysis of district level household survey-4 (DLHS-4) of India

Variables Categories Normal Caesarean Section Chi-Square P-Value
N (%) N (%)
Age of Mother < = 19 Years 330 (81.5) 75 (18.5) 80.62 0.001
20 - 24 Years 4874(80.3) 1196 (19.7)
25 - 34 Years 7790 (75.1) 2576 (24.9)
> = 35 Years 780 (71.4) 313 (28.6)
Residence Rural 8572 (80.5) 2074 (19.5) 202.91 0.001
Urban 5202 (71.4) 2086 (28.6)
Wealth Index First Quartile 3059 (87) 458 (13) 401.62 0.001
Second Quartile 3575 (80.2) 880 (19.8)
Third Quartile 3578 (73.6) 1284 (26.4)
Fourth Quartile 3558 (69.8) 1538 (30.2)
Caste ST/SC 5857 (82.7) 1226 (17.3) 231.6 0.001
Others 7194 (73) 2701 (27)
Age at first delivery < = 19 Years 4387 (84.9) 783 (15.1) 522.76 0.001
20 - 24 Years 7053 (77.2) 2084 (22.8)
25 - 34 Years 2286 (64.8) 1243 (35.2)
> = 35 Years 44 (46.8) 50 (53.2)
Maternal education Any Schooling 11,496 (75) 3832 (25) 192.22 0.001
No Schooling 2276 (87.4) 328 (12.6)
  1. Data missing: wealth index for 4; Age at first delivery for 8; maternal education for 2