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Table 1 percentage distribution of the utilisation of full antenatal care, skilled attendants at birth and post-natal care by selected socio-economic characteristics among rural women in India, 2005–16

From: Inequalities in the utilisation of maternal health Care in Rural India: Evidences from National Family Health Survey III & IV

Background VariablesNFHS-3NFHS-4
Full ANCSBAPNCFull ANCSBAPNC
Age
 15–248.142.728.217.082.861.3
 25–349.135.425.516.277.257.9
 35–493.823.115.210.263.446.0
Birth Order
 113.656.356.321.387.067.0
 210.743.143.118.980.362.1
 3+4.122.922.98.565.846.3
Mother’s Educational Status
 No education2.623.113.36.864.843.7
 Primary education7.940.526.912.875.454.6
 Secondary education16.663.345.521.287.666.9
 Higher education39.490.473.432.394.376.4
Media Exposure
 No2.722.512.65.664.641.9
 Yes11.447.133.520.784.965.5
Caste
 Schedule caste5.533.622.915.478.458.2
 Schedule tribe4.722.014.914.469.551.9
 OBC8.338.825.615.379.258.3
 Others11.747.333.919.381.662.8
Religion
 Hindu8.238.826.416.279.979.9
 Muslim6.927.118.511.466.666.6
 Others9.849.236.824.179.479.4
Wealth Index
 poorest2.318.810.66.264.142.2
 poorer4.430.818.613.378.256.0
 middle9.046.630.921.187.466.9
 richer16.662.145.127.491.473.8
 richest31.883.868.532.394.679.8