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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 variables2005–062015–16
Marginal EffectCIAbsolute Contribution to CIPercentage Contribution to CIMarginal EffectCIAbsolute Contribution to CIPercentage Contribution to CI
Age in years (25-34)0.0450.0050.0000.400.0380.0080.0010.53
Age in years (35-49)0.035− 0.187− 0.002−2.390.048− 0.244− 0.004−3.09
Birth order (2)− 0.0290.109− 0.003−3.19− 0.0220.074− 0.002−1.51
Birth order (3+)− 0.070− 0.1510.02019.62− 0.087− 0.2200.02518.75
Primary education0.0420.0640.0021.590.029−0.103− 0.002− 1.36
Secondary education0.1140.4140.04948.710.0810.2420.03425.30
Higher education0.3140.7830.02120.520.1620.6240.02619.20
Schedule tribe0.006−0.356− 0.001−1.00− 0.007− 0.0950.0010.53
OBC0.0160.0480.0011.29−0.003− 0.2990.0010.38
Others0.0140.2300.0033.09−0.0100.044−0.001− 0.60
Hindu0.022−0.0050.000− 0.30− 0.053− 0.0060.0010.75
Muslim0.034−0.025−0.001− 0.50− 0.066− 0.0370.0010.98
Media exposure0.0260.1910.01212.150.0900.2230.05340.14
Explained CI  0.100100  0.133100
Total CI  0.471   0.316 
Residual  0.371   0.183