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Table 5 Expenditure on care for normal delivery in 48 Mumbai slums

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

Values are Indian Rupee N Median IQR Range
Delivery in Mumbai     
Home delivery*     
   TBA fee 73 500 500-600 50-1550
   Fluids 3 300 150-500 150-500
   Doctor's fee 48 200 100-250 50-700
   Medications 22 200 100-300 10-500
   Injections 18 175 50-300 50-700
   Delivery kit 26 10 6-60 6-500
   Other 35 300 150-500 20-876
Total 90 930 550-1260 0-3500
Institutional delivery     
   Public sector     
Direct 473 1000 500-2000 0-45000
Indirect 473 500 300-860 0-23450
Total 473 1550 950-2641 290-45000
   Private sector     
Direct 258 5000 3500-7225 60-35000
Indirect 258 500 200-950 0-10000
Total 258 5510 3950-8100 360-35700
Outside Mumbai     
Home delivery*     
   TBA fee 60 300 200-500 100-3000
   Fluids 7 300 200-1300 150-3000
   Doctor fee 25 200 100-400 30-2000
   Injections 11 200 80-250 50-400
   Medications 16 175 100-400 20-3500
   Delivery kit 10 50 6-300 6-800
   Other 32 200 115-350 12-5100
Total 84 550 300-1075 0-7290
Institutional delivery     
   Public sector     
Direct 69 1000 500-1500 0-7000
Indirect 69 400 150-700 0-3000
Total 69 1300 930-2000 50-8000
   Private sector     
Direct 62 2780 1500-5000 500-14000
Indirect 62 425 150-650 0-5400
Total 62 3580 1900-5220 550-15400
  1. Data presented for 1204 women for the period January-March 2007.
  2. *Some respondents were unable to break down the costs of delivery into items. Total figures are therefore based on larger samples.
  3. TBA: traditional birth attendant, dai; IQR: interquartile range.