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Table 1 Socio-demographic and reproductive profile of respondents (N = 540)

From: Out of pocket expenditure to deliver at public health facilities in India: a cross sectional analysis

Characteristics Respondents, n (%)
Age (years) Mean (SD) 24.9 (4.01)
Education of woman Illiterate 259 (48.0)
Literate 281 (52.0)
Mean years of schooling (SD) 8.4 (3.44)
Religion Hindu 479 (88.7)
Muslim 59 (10.9)
Sikh 2 (0.4)
Caste General 109 (20.2)
Other backward caste 232 (43.0)
Scheduled caste/scheduled tribe 199 (36.9)
Type of household Nuclear 220 (40.7)
Joint 320 (59.3)
Occupation of woman Homemaker 530 (98.1)
Other work 10 (1.9)
Occupation of husband Cultivator 149 (27.6)
Casual labourer 237 (43.9)
Salaried workers 59 (10.9)
Self-employed in petty trade/ small scale industry 91 (16.9)
Unemployed 4 (0.7)
Average monthly household income (INR)a ≤4000 299 (55.4)
>4000 241 (44.6)
Gravidity 1 190 (35.2)
2 or more 350 (64.8)
Delivery Normal vaginal 502 (93.0)
C-section & breech 38 (7.0)
Duration of stay (days) Mean (SD) 2.1 (1.7)
Distance to health facility Upto 5 km 109 (20.2)
More than 5 km 431 (79.8)
  1. aMedian income is INR 4000