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Table 4 Reasons given for home delivery in 48 Mumbai slums

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

Reason Frequency (%)
Custom 480 (28)
Labour too quick to reach institution 230 (13)
Nobody to accompany woman to institution 136 (8)
Fear of institution staff 117 (7)
Convenience 104 (6)
Hospital far from home 101 (6)
Family constraints (permission, nobody to look after children) 93 (5)
Not registered for institutional delivery 57 (3)
Financial barriers 49 (3)
Lack of transport 48 (3)
Asked to return to institution later, but delivery ensued 38 (2)
Poor perception of institutional care 25 (1)
Not admitted to institution because of insufficient documents 8 (<1)
Other 92 (5)
Missing data 130 (8)
Total 1708 (100)