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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

 2005–062015–16
Explanatory variablesMarginal EffectCIAbsolute Contribution to CIPercentage Contribution to CIMarginal EffectCIAbsolute Contribution to CIPercentage Contribution to CI
Age in years (25-34)0.0660.0050.0010.310.0350.0080.0010.30
Age in years (35-49)0.062−0.187−0.004−1.840.022−0.244− 0.002−0.90
Birth order (2)−0.0590.109−0.007−2.89− 0.0440.074− 0.004− 1.99
Birth order (3+)− 0.186− 0.1510.05222.80− 0.128−0.2200.03718.25
Primary education0.0940.0640.0041.530.053−0.103−0.003−1.64
Secondary education0.2250.4140.09742.450.1210.2420.05025.06
Higher education0.4460.7830.02912.820.1700.6240.02713.28
Schedule tribe−0.056−0.3560.0104.20−0.015− 0.0950.0010.65
OBC0.0150.0480.0010.53−0.056−0.2990.0094.48
Others0.0340.2300.0073.24−0.0110.044−0.001− 0.45
Hindu−0.056− 0.0050.0010.39−0.034− 0.0060.0010.35
Muslim−0.088−0.0250.0010.61−0.111−0.0370.0021.14
Media exposure0.0780.1910.03615.840.1410.2230.08341.47
Explained CI  0.229100  0.201100
Total CI  0.343   0.132 
Residual  0.114   −0.069