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Table 1 Selected background characteristics

From: Influence of women's autonomy on infant mortality in Nepal

Characteristics   % N
Women's autonomy    
Literacy status Illiterate 60.3 3,343
  Literate 39.7 2,202
Decision on own health care Without involvement of respondent 56.7 3,146
  Involvement of respondent 43.3 2,398
Decision on making large household purchases Without involvement of respondent 55.0 3,047
  Involvement of respondent 45.0 2,497
Decision on making household purchases for daily needs Without involvement of respondent 49.3 2,734
  Involvement of respondent 50.7 2,811
Decision on visits to family or relatives Without involvement of respondent 50.6 2,808
  Involvement of respondent 49.4 2,736
Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics   
Age group <25 41.5 2,299
  25-29 31.4 1,742
  30 or older 27.1 1,504
Religion Buddhist 7.4 411
  Hindu 84.9 4,706
  Muslim/other 7.7 428
Total children ever born One 19.7 1,094
  Two 29.7 1,649
  Three 18.5 1,025
  Four or more 32.1 1,777
Previous birth interval <2 years 21.9 847
  2-3 years 55.6 2,148
  4+ years 22.4 866
Source of drinking water Piped/tube well water 72.4 4,014
  River/stone tap/unprotected well 27.6 1,531
Toilet facility Yes 37.2 2,061
  No facility/bush/field 62.8 3,484
Total   100.0 5,545