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Table 2 Weighted descriptive statistics results using IHDS-II from India (N = 8711)

From: Factors influencing institutional delivery and the role of accredited social health activist (ASHA): a secondary analysis of India human development survey 2012

Characteristics of Women and their Households (%, Mean, Standard Deviation) Percentage (%) N = 8711
Place of delivery (%)
 Home 26.66
 Health facility 73.34
Frequency of ANC contacts (%)
 Less than 4 visits 49.34
 4–7 visits 36.02
 8 or more visits 14.64
Exposure to ASHA worker (%)
 No 73.48
 Yes 26.52
Respondent’s Education (%)
 No education 30.00
 Primary 15.69
 Secondary 37.12
 Higher secondary 9.14
 Above higher secondary 8.05
Spouse’s Education (%)
 No education 17.50
 Primary 17.56
 Secondary 43.13
 Higher secondary 9.72
 Above higher secondary 12.09
Caste (%)
 Forward caste 3.57
 Forward/General (except Brahmin) 19.14
 Other Backward Classes 39.81
 Scheduled Castes 27.89
 Scheduled Tribes 9.59
Religion (%)
 Hindu 81.64
 Muslim 13.64
 Other 4.73
Place of residence (%)
 Rural 68.75
 Urban 31.25
Age at marriage (%)
 Below 18 years 39.19
 18 years and above 60.81
Mean age of respondent (Standard Deviation) 27.79 (5.43)
Mean age of spouse (Standard Deviation) 32.63 (6.36)
Mean number of children 2.37 (1.49)
Median Annual Household wage in rupees (IQR) 54,000 (74960)