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Table 3 Characteristics of pregnant women transported to hospitals by ‘108’ April 2013 to March 2014

From: Transport of pregnant women and obstetric emergencies in India: an analysis of the ‘108’ ambulance service system data

  Telangana
N = 105,381
Andhra Pradesh
N = 147,374
Himachal Pradesh
N = 24,923
Chhattisgarh
N = 60,810
Gujarat
N = 270,071
Assam
N = 149,138
Age, %
  < 20 years 3.6 4.9 5.5 5.8 1.7 8.1
 20-35 years 95.6 94.2 91.2 92.7 79.7 87.6
  > 35 years 0.5 0.6 1.5 1.0 1.0 0.8
 missing 0.3 0.3 1.8 0.5 17.6 3.5
Social caste, %
 General caste 5.2 10.8 29.6 1.6 12.8 3.3
 Other backward 43.2 43.5 9.4 20.3 35.0 16.7
 Scheduled caste 33.8 33.9 32.7 6.8 11.0 8.8
 Scheduled tribe 17.2 11.0 5.9 17.5 41.0 11.7
 DK/ missing 0.7 0.7 22.4 53.8 0.1 59.4
Economic class, %
 BPL 98.3 98.5 57.2 4.6 55.7 85.0
 Others 0.5 0.4 28.8 0.1 44.0 10.6
 DK/ missing 1.2 1.1 14.0 95.3 0.2 4.4
Area, %
 Rural/tribal 76.9 78.1 80.9 92.7 88.6 Not available
 Urban 23.1 21.7 6.3 7.3 11.4  
 Missing 0.1 0.2 12.8 0.0 0.0  
Type of transfer, %
 IFT 8.7 9.9 11.3 3.2 2.4 Not available
 Non-IFT 91.4 90.1 88.7 96.8 97.6  
Delivery en-route, %
 At pick up site 0.6 0.7 1.5 2.7 1.7 1.7
 In ambulance 0.7 0.7 3.3 1.5 0.9 1.8
Type of hospital, %
 Public 72.8 71.4 94.7 88.2 70.1 Not available
 Private 13.7 16.0 2.5 3.2 27.4  
 Missing 13.5 12.7 2.8 8.6 2.5  
Obstetric emergency, % 3.4 3.3 9.3 4.4 5.6 2.7
  1. BPL Below poverty line; IFT Inter-facility transfer, DK Don’t know