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Table 2 Characteristics of respondents, for home and institutional births in 48 Mumbai slums

From: Prospective study of determinants and costs of home births in Mumbai slums

  Home delivery Institutional delivery All
  Frequency (%) Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Woman's age       
   Under 20 153 (9) 882 (10) 1035 (10)
   20-29 1264 (74) 7035 (78) 8299 (77)
   30 or more 282 (17) 1129 (12) 1411 (13)
   Unknown 9 (<1) 0 (0)   
Woman's age at marriage       
   Under 20 1419 (83) 5988 (66) 7407 (69)
   20-29 278 (16) 2990 (33) 3268 (30)
   30 or more 3 (<1) 68 (1) 71 (1)
   Unknown 8 (<1) 0 (0) 8 (<1)
Woman's age at first pregnancy       
   Under 20 1064 (62) 4266 (47) 5330 (50)
   20-29 632 (37) 4670 (52) 5302 (49)
   30 or more 6 (<1) 110 (1) 116 (1)
   Unknown 6 (<1) 0 (0) 6 (<1)
Parity       
   First baby 306 (18) 3180 (35) 3486 (32)
   Second or third baby 826 (48) 4195 (46) 5021 (47)
   Fourth, fifth or sixth baby 471 (28) 1490 (17) 1961 (18)
   Seventh or more 105 (6) 181 (2) 286 (3)
Woman's education       
   No schooling 912 (53) 2105 (23) 3017 (28)
   Primary, class 1-4 133 (8) 533 (6) 666 (6)
   Secondary, class 5-7 332 (19) 2317 (26) 2649 (25)
   Secondary, class 8-10 290 (17) 3230 (36) 3520 (33)
   Higher secondary, class 11-12 4 (<1) 34 (<1) 38 (<1)
   College or other higher education 37 (2) 827 (9) 864 (8)
Religion       
   Muslim 997 (58) 3949 (44) 4946 (46)
   Hindu 663 (39) 4407 (49) 5070 (47)
   Other 48 (3) 690 (7) 738 (7)
Asset score quintile       
1 Lowest 616 (36) 1505 (17) 2121 (20)
2 471 (28) 1711 (19) 2182 (20)
3 310 (18) 1835 (20) 2145 (20)
4 199 (12) 1960 (22) 2159 (20)
5 Highest 112 (6) 2035 (22) 2147 (20)
Total 1708 (100) 9046 (100) 10754 (100)
  1. Data presented for 10 754 deliveries for the period 2005-2007