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Table 1 Background characteristics of those households (HH) which experienced maternal death during 3 years prior to the survey, NFHS-4, 2015–16

From: Pro-poor policies and improvements in maternal health outcomes in India

Covariates N Percentage
Place of Residence
 Urban 6095 1.87
 Rural 17,542 2.60
Education level of HH head
 Higher 2117 1.15
 Illiterate 6822 3.34
 Primary 4504 2.70
 Secondary 10,194 1.87
Region of residence
 Southern states 2617 1.13
 EAG states 14,011 3.33
 North-east 1684 2.42
 Rest of India (western+ Northern+west Bengal) 5325 1.59
Wealth Index
 Richest 4138 1.26
 Poorest 5181 4.10
 Poorer 5170 2.30
 Middle 4930 2.52
 Richer 4218 1.57
HH any health Insurance coverage
 Yes 6093 1.49
 No 17,544 2.74
Religion
 Hindu 18,428 2.37
 Non-Hindu 5209 2.45
Caste
 SC/ST 7930 3.00
 Others 15,707 2.13
HH Size
 Less than 5 10,862 2.12
 more than or equal to 5 12,775 2.62
 Total 23,637 2.38