Skip to main content

Table 5 Baseline comparison of allocation groups, November 2009 – September 2010

From: Health management committee strengthening and community mobilisation through women’s groups to improve trained health worker attendance at birth in rural Nepal: a cluster randomised controlled trial

 Control n (%)Intervention n (%)All n (%)
Households3468 (100)2818 (100)6286 (100)
Agricultural livelihood3093 (89.2)2612 (92.7)5705 (90.8)
Own land3261 (94.0)2706 (96.0)5967 (94.9)
Own home3349 (96.6)2716 (96.4)6065 (96.5)
Mud and stone walls1939 (55.9)1641 (58.2)3580 (57.0)
Zinc roof1512 (43.6)1117 (39.6)2629 (41.8)
Mud floor3021 (87.1)2625 (93.2)5646 (89.8)
Electric light1707 (49.2)1600 (56.8)3307 (52.6)
Woodburning stove3359 (96.9)2739 (97.2)6098 (97.0)
Public wellwater2275 (65.6)1881 (66.7)4156 (66.1)
Bush toilet2230 (64.3)1890 (67.1)4120 (65.5)
Ethnic identity
 Tamang2283 (65.8)1609 (57.1)3892 (61.9)
 Brahmin-Chhetri383 (11.0)382 (13.6)765 (12.2)
 Praja306 (8.8)274 (9.7)580 (9.2)
 Magar138 (4.0)93 (3.3)231 (3.7)
 Other358 (10.3)460 (16.3)818 (13.0)
Socioeconomic position
 Asset quintile 1975 (28.1)754 (26.8)1729 (27.5)
 Asset quintile 2628 (18.1)602 (21.4)1230 (19.6)
 Asset quintile 3455 (13.1)384 (13.6)839 (13.3)
 Asset quintile 4661 (19.1)570 (20.2)1231 (19.6)
 Asset quintile 5749 (21.6)508 (18.0)1257 (20.0)
Women who delivered*3521 (100)2853 (100)6374 (100)
Age
  < = 19 y585 (16.6)499 (17.5)1084 (17.0)
 20–29 y2273 (64.6)1813 (63.5)4086 (64.1)
  > =30 y663 (18.8)541 (19.0)1204 (18.9)
 Primiparous1118 (31.7)872 (30.6)1990 (31.2)
Schooling
 None1698 (48.2)1426 (50.0)3124 (49.0)
 Primary1008 (28.6)800 (28.0)1808 (28.4)
 Secondary or higher815 (23.2)627 (22.0)1442 (22.6)
Reading
 Cannot read1457 (41.4)1217 (42.6)2674 (42.0)
 Reads with difficulty640 (18.2)490 (17.2)1130 (17.7)
 Reads with ease1424 (40.4)1146 (40.2)2570 (40.3)
Primary outcomes**3524 (100)2853 (100)6737 (100)
 Institutional delivery1069 (30.3)848 (29.7)1917 (30.1)
 Home delivery2455 (69.7)2005 (70.3)4460 (69.9)
 Institutional delivery conducted by doctor, nurse or auxiliary nurse midwife1031 (29.3)819 (28.7)1850 (27.5)
 Home delivery conducted by doctor, nurse or auxiliary nurse midwife17 (0.005)11 (0.004)28 (0.004)
 Any delivery conducted by doctor, nurse or auxiliary nurse midwife1048 (29.7)830 (29.1)1878 (29.4)
Secondary outcomes**3524 (100)2853 (100)6737 (100)
  > =4 antenatal care visits2374 (67.4)1955 (68.5)4329 (67.9)
 Postnatal care visit1595 (45.3)1497 (52.4)3092 (48.5)
Attended FCHV women’s group241 (6.8)371 (13.0)612 (9.6)
  1. * Outcomes reported per woman who had delivered. 3 women delivered twice between Nov 2009 and Sep 2010, in these cases, we reported values for all outcomes from the first delivery. ** Outcomes reported per delivery