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Table 2 Percent distribution of women who are having deliveries at home by their background characteristics

From: Decision-making for birth location among women in Pakistan: evidence from national survey

Characteristics Place of birth % P-value N (6977)
Health Facility Home
Education of Woman    0.000  
 No education 36.03 63.97   4041
 Primary 57.19 42.81   974
 Secondary 73.20 26.80   1239
 Higher 51.00 49.00   723
Education of Husband    0.000  
 No education 34.00 66.00   2269
 Primary 45.61 54.39   969
 Secondary 57.16 42.84   2262
 Higher     
Economic Status    0.000  
 Poor 33.62 66.38   3067
 Middle 48.70 51.30   1386
 Rich 73.38 26.62   2524
Woman Occupation    0.000  
 Not working 53.06 46.94   5537
 Agriculture 27.11 72.89   461
 Services 54.17 45.83   624
 Others 44.07 55.93   355
Region    0.000  
 Punjab 55.28 44.72   2006
 Sindh 65.62 34.38   1585
 KPK 47.49 52.51   1531
 Baluchistan 25.83 74.17   1146
 GB 54.44 45.56   709
Residence    0.000  
 Urban 64.93 35.07   2971
 Rural 40.66 59.34   4006
Age    0.000  
 15–24 55.24 44.76   1633
 25–34 51.98 48.02   3678
 35–49 44.66 55.34   1666
Decision of woman’s medical treatment    0.000  
 By Self 57.11 42.89   3033
 Others 46.45 53.55   3944
Transport Availability    0.000  
 Problem 40.12 59.84   3459
 Not a Problem 61.65 38.35   3518
Travelling Alone    0.000  
 Problem 44.37 55.63   4215
 Not a Problem 61.12 38.88   2762