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Table 1 Characteristics of women who gave birth in D. G. Khan City, pre and post-intervention

From: Impact of a maternal health voucher scheme on institutional delivery among low income women in Pakistan

  Pre-intervention
(2008)
%
(n = 681)
(1)
Post-intervention
(2009)
%
(n = 742)
(2)
p-value for chi-square test
Maternal Factors    
Mean age of the mother 27.0 26.6 NS
Parity/Living children    
   1 21.0 23.0 NS
   2 20.6 22.1  
   3 15.6 18.7  
   4 17.0 14.6  
   5 or more 25.8 21.6  
Mother's education    
   None 34.7 31.1 NS
   Any primary 17.3 15.8  
   Middle 14.8 14.4  
   Secondary 13.2 18.3  
   Matriculate or higher 20.0 20.4  
Household Factors    
Mother's autonomy    
   Low 32.5 33.0 NS
   Medium 33.9 31.4  
   High 33.6 35.6  
Wealth quintiles    
   Fifth/poorest 19.4 19.4 NS
   Fourth 19.8 20.4  
   Third 20.1 18.9  
   Second 18.8 18.6  
   First/least poor 21.9 22.8  
Program Factors Unrelated to the Scheme    
Travel time to nearest health facility    
   More than five minutes 66.7 66.4 NS
   Five minutes or less 33.3 33.6  
Mass Media Exposure    
   Do not watch television daily 33.3 34.2 NS
   Watch television daily 66.7 65.8  
Exposure to the voucher scheme    
   No exposure - 77.2  
   Visited by voucher outreach worker - 9.3  
   Visited by worker and purchased voucher - 13.5  
Total 100.0 100.0  
  1. NS = not significant