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Table 1 Background characteristics of women who gave birth in last five years preceding the survey, NFHS-4 (2015–16).

From: Contrast in utilization of maternal and child health services between Himalayan region and rest of India: Evidence from National Family Health Survey (2015–16)

  n Weighted %
Age
 15–24 62,082 34.74
 25–34 107,500 55.89
 35–49 21,316 9.37
Ecology of region of residencea
 Hilly 25,712 13.47
 Plain 165,186 86.53
Place of Residence
 Urban 47,833 29.72
 Rural 143,065 70.28
Education
 No Education 55,165 27.63
 Primary 26,712 13.45
 Secondary 88,871 46.93
 Higher 20,150 12.00
Wealth Index
 Poorest 46,782 23.36
 Poorer 43,739 21.16
 Middle 38,393 19.89
 Richer 33,212 19.00
 Richest 28,772 16.59
Religion
 Hindu 138,343 78.87
 Muslim 29,309 16.20
 Other 23,246 4.93
Caste
 Scheduled Caste 35,170 21.99
 Scheduled Tribe 37,889 10.70
 OBC 74,060 45.31
 Others 34,705 21.13
Sex of the head of the household
 Male 167,909 87.81
 Female 22,989 12.19
Parity
 1 to 2 130,908 71.48
 3 to 5 54,195 26.02
  ≥ 6 5795 2.50
Household has television
 No 72,974 35.77
 Yes 107,632 56.38
  1. aunweighted