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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 variables2005–062015–16
Marginal EffectCIAbsolute Contribution to CIPercentage Contribution to CIMarginal EffectCIAbsolute Contribution to CIPercentage Contribution to CI
Age in years (25-34)0.0470.0050.0010.180.0110.0080.0000.11
Age in years (35-49)0.047−0.187−0.003−1.14− 0.023−0.2440.0021.09
Birth order (2)− 0.1160.109− 0.013−4.58− 0.0510.074− 0.005−2.51
Birth order (3+)− 0.237− 0.1510.06623.50− 0.123− 0.2200.03519.17
Primary education0.1120.0640.0041.490.056−0.103− 0.004−1.91
Secondary education0.2760.4140.11942.100.1260.2420.05228.49
Higher education0.4790.7830.03211.180.1570.6240.02513.45
Schedule tribe−0.088−0.3560.0155.36−0.013− 0.0950.0010.65
OBC0.0440.0480.0041.28−0.080− 0.2990.0136.86
Others0.0690.2300.0155.400.0000.0440.0000.00
Hindu−0.070−0.0050.0010.390.000−0.0060.000−0.22
Muslim−0.150−0.0250.0020.82−0.075−0.0370.0020.82
Media exposure0.0850.1910.04014.020.1050.2230.06233.99
Explained CI  0.282100  0.184100
Total CI  0.280   0.086 
Residual  −0.002   −0.097