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Table 4 Estimates of Marginal effect and decomposition analysis for contribution of selected socio-demographic factors to the inequality postnatal 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

  2005–06 2015–16
Explanatory variables 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) 0.066 0.005 0.001 0.31 0.035 0.008 0.001 0.30
Age in years (35-49) 0.062 −0.187 −0.004 −1.84 0.022 −0.244 − 0.002 −0.90
Birth order (2) −0.059 0.109 −0.007 −2.89 − 0.044 0.074 − 0.004 − 1.99
Birth order (3+) − 0.186 − 0.151 0.052 22.80 − 0.128 −0.220 0.037 18.25
Primary education 0.094 0.064 0.004 1.53 0.053 −0.103 −0.003 −1.64
Secondary education 0.225 0.414 0.097 42.45 0.121 0.242 0.050 25.06
Higher education 0.446 0.783 0.029 12.82 0.170 0.624 0.027 13.28
Schedule tribe −0.056 −0.356 0.010 4.20 −0.015 − 0.095 0.001 0.65
OBC 0.015 0.048 0.001 0.53 −0.056 −0.299 0.009 4.48
Others 0.034 0.230 0.007 3.24 −0.011 0.044 −0.001 − 0.45
Hindu −0.056 − 0.005 0.001 0.39 −0.034 − 0.006 0.001 0.35
Muslim −0.088 −0.025 0.001 0.61 −0.111 −0.037 0.002 1.14
Media exposure 0.078 0.191 0.036 15.84 0.141 0.223 0.083 41.47
Explained CI    0.229 100    0.201 100
Total CI    0.343     0.132  
Residual    0.114     −0.069