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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Institutional delivery in public and private sectors in South Asia: a comparative analysis of prospective data from four demographic surveillance sites

  Bangladesh rural 1 Bangladesh rural 2 Nepal rural India rural India urban
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Maternal schooling
 No schooling 4210 (28) 1565 (18) 10365 (74) 6084 (68) 1708 (28)
 Primary 5311 (36) 2754 (32) 1634 (12) 464 (5) 315 (5)
 Secondary 5327 (36) 4176 (48) 1970 (14) 2351 (26) 3511 (58)
 Higher 99 (<1) 117 (1) 30 (<1) 79 (1) 551 (9)
 Missing - 49 (1) 80 (<1) - -
Maternal age (y)      
  < 20 2285 (15) 1314 (15) 2872 (21) 1116 (12) 496 (8)
 20–24 5685 (38) 3374 (39) 5526 (39) 2907 (32) 2576 (42)
 25–29 3974 (27) 2342 (27) 3920 (28) 2420 (27) 2068 (34)
 30–34 1911 (13) 1118 (13) 1159 (8) 1297 (15) 710 (12)
 35+ 1087 (7) 513 (6) 601 (4) 707 (8) 226 (4)
 Missing 5 (<1) - 1 (<1) 531 (6) 9 (<1)
Gravidity
 First pregnancy 5086 (34) 2911 (34) 4582 (33) 2520 (28) 1795 (29)
 Not first pregnancy 9861 (66) 5747 (66) 9497 (67) 6457 (72) 4290 (71)
 Missing - 3 (<1) - 1 (<1) -
Asset index
 Poorest 6373 (43) 3478 (40) 4713 (33) 5319 (59) 3194 (53)
 Poor 3658 (24) 2400 (28) 4720 (34) 2159 (24) 937 (15)
 Least poor 4916 (33) 2783 (32) 4645 (33) 1500 (17) 1954 (32)
 Missing - - 1 (<1) - -
Total 14947 (100) 8661 (100) 14079 (100) 8978 (100) 6085 (100)