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Table 2 Estimates of Marginal effect and decomposition analysis for contribution of explanatory factors to the inequality in full antenatal care 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

Explanatory variables 2005–06 2015–16
Marginal Effect CI Absolute Contribution to CI Percentage Contribution to CI Marginal Effect CI Absolute Contribution to CI Percentage Contribution to CI
Age in years (25-34) 0.045 0.005 0.000 0.40 0.038 0.008 0.001 0.53
Age in years (35-49) 0.035 − 0.187 − 0.002 −2.39 0.048 − 0.244 − 0.004 −3.09
Birth order (2) − 0.029 0.109 − 0.003 −3.19 − 0.022 0.074 − 0.002 −1.51
Birth order (3+) − 0.070 − 0.151 0.020 19.62 − 0.087 − 0.220 0.025 18.75
Primary education 0.042 0.064 0.002 1.59 0.029 −0.103 − 0.002 − 1.36
Secondary education 0.114 0.414 0.049 48.71 0.081 0.242 0.034 25.30
Higher education 0.314 0.783 0.021 20.52 0.162 0.624 0.026 19.20
Schedule tribe 0.006 −0.356 − 0.001 −1.00 − 0.007 − 0.095 0.001 0.53
OBC 0.016 0.048 0.001 1.29 −0.003 − 0.299 0.001 0.38
Others 0.014 0.230 0.003 3.09 −0.010 0.044 −0.001 − 0.60
Hindu 0.022 −0.005 0.000 − 0.30 − 0.053 − 0.006 0.001 0.75
Muslim 0.034 −0.025 −0.001 − 0.50 − 0.066 − 0.037 0.001 0.98
Media exposure 0.026 0.191 0.012 12.15 0.090 0.223 0.053 40.14
Explained CI    0.100 100    0.133 100
Total CI    0.471     0.316  
Residual    0.371     0.183