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Table 3 Estimates of Marginal effect and decomposition analysis for contribution of explanatory factors to the inequality in skilled attendants at birth 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) 0.047 0.005 0.001 0.18 0.011 0.008 0.000 0.11
Age in years (35-49) 0.047 −0.187 −0.003 −1.14 − 0.023 −0.244 0.002 1.09
Birth order (2) − 0.116 0.109 − 0.013 −4.58 − 0.051 0.074 − 0.005 −2.51
Birth order (3+) − 0.237 − 0.151 0.066 23.50 − 0.123 − 0.220 0.035 19.17
Primary education 0.112 0.064 0.004 1.49 0.056 −0.103 − 0.004 −1.91
Secondary education 0.276 0.414 0.119 42.10 0.126 0.242 0.052 28.49
Higher education 0.479 0.783 0.032 11.18 0.157 0.624 0.025 13.45
Schedule tribe −0.088 −0.356 0.015 5.36 −0.013 − 0.095 0.001 0.65
OBC 0.044 0.048 0.004 1.28 −0.080 − 0.299 0.013 6.86
Others 0.069 0.230 0.015 5.40 0.000 0.044 0.000 0.00
Hindu −0.070 −0.005 0.001 0.39 0.000 −0.006 0.000 −0.22
Muslim −0.150 −0.025 0.002 0.82 −0.075 −0.037 0.002 0.82
Media exposure 0.085 0.191 0.040 14.02 0.105 0.223 0.062 33.99
Explained CI    0.282 100    0.184 100
Total CI    0.280     0.086  
Residual    −0.002     −0.097