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Table 2 Age patterns of institutional delivery coverage according to UNICEF regions, World Bank country income group and tertiles of national coverage

From: Does women’s age matter in the SDGs era: coverage of demand for family planning satisfied with modern methods and institutional delivery in 91 low- and middle-income countries

 NIncrease with age
N (%)
Inverse U-shaped
N (%)
U-shaped
N (%)
Decline with age
N (%)
Similar coverage
N (%)
UNICEF region
 West & Central Africa230 (0.0)4 (17.4)1 (4.4)11 (47.8)7 (30.4)
 Eastern & Southern Africa150 (0.0)1 (6.7)0 (0.0)13 (80.0)2 (13.3)
 Middle East & North Africa70 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (14.3)6 (85.7)
 South Asia60 (0.0)1 (16.7)0 (0.0)4 (66.6)1 (16.7)
 East Asia & Pacific90 (0.0)4 (44.5)0 (0.0)3 (33.3)2 (22.2)
 Europe & Central Asia130 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (15.4)11 (84.6)
 Latin America & Caribbean160 (0.0)3 (18.7)0 (0.0)7 (37.5)7 (43.8)
World Bank income group
 Low income280 (0.0)3 (10.7)1 (3.6)20 (71.4)4 (14.3)
 Lower middle income370 (0.0)8 (21.6)0 (0.0)17 (46.0)12 (32.4)
 Upper middle income240 (0.0)2 (8.3)0 (0.0)3 (12.5)19 (79.2)
National coverage of Institutional delivery
 First tertile (range: 11.7–63.6)300 (0.0)6 (20.0)1 (3.3)17 (56.7)6 (20.0)
 Second tertile (range: 64.5–91.5)300 (0.0)6 (20.0)0 (0.0)18 (60.0)6 (20.0)
 Third tertile (range: 92.3–99.9)290 (0.0)2 (6.9)0 (0.0)4 (13.8)23 (79.3)
Total890 (0.0)14 (15.7)1 (1.1)39 (43.8)35 (39.3)