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Table 1 Percentage of women (30–49) undergone hysterectomy by sociodemographic and geographical background in India, NFHS (2015–16)

From: Prevalence, sociodemographic determinants and self-reported reasons for hysterectomy in India

  Total number of women Number of women with hysterectomy Percentage of women with hysterectomy P-value (Chi-square)
Age p < 0.000
 30–34 96,769 2426 2.5
 35–39 90,890 4314 4.8
 40–44 71,970 6054 7.8
 45–49 74,497 7967 10.7
Women’s education p < 0.000
 No schooling 1,40,926 10,515 7.5
 Primary complete 50,357 3490 6.9
 Secondary complete 1,19,795 5958 5.0
 Higher 29,048 798 2.7
Caste/tribe p < 0.000
 Scheduled caste 67,159 3744 5.6
 Scheduled tribe 29,944 1346 4.5
 Other backward class 1,47,083 10,180 6.9
 Other 95,942 5492 5.7
Religion p < 0.000
 Hindu 2,78,184 17,749 6.4
 Muslim 41,681 2003 4.8
 Christian 8887 516 5.8
 Sikh 6012 312 5.2
 Buddhist/Neo-Buddhist 3168 87 2.7
 Other 2195 94 4.3
Residence p < 0.000
 Urban 1,22,950 6359 5.2
 Rural 2,17,176 14,402 6.6
Wealth index p < 0.000
 Lowest 59,060 2685 4.5
 Second 63,654 3925 6.2
 Middle 67,611 4771 7.1
 Fourth 72,732 4966 6.8
 Highest 77,069 4414 5.7
BMI of women# p < 0.000
 BMI < 25 kg/m2 2,31,322 12,457 5.4
 BMI > =25.0 kg/m2 1,00,871 7847 7.8
 BMI Not Available 7933 457 5.8
Marital Status p < 0.000
 Currently Married 3,09,902 18,978 6.1
 Widow 19,999 1468 7.3
 Others 10,225 314 3.1
Age at first cohabitation (years) p < 0.000
 Less than 15 49,767 4944 9.9
 15–19 1,54,380 9771 6.3
 20 and above 1,05,877 4272 4.0
 Not Applicable/available 30,102 1774 5.9
Parity p < 0.000
 0 15,729 403 2.6
 1–2 1,45,988 8166 5.6
 3 and above 1,78,408 12,191 6.8
State/union territory Total number of
women
Number of women with hysterectomy Percentage of women with hysterectomy P-value (Chi-square)
Region     p < 0.000
 North 45,375 1955 4.3  
 Central 73,527 3767 5.1  
 East 73,111 4685 6.4  
 Northeast 12,126 252 2.1  
 West 50,723 3022 6.0  
 South 85,265 7080 8.3  
India 3,40,127 20,761 6.1