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Table 1 Characteristics of Respondents in Intervention and Control Union Councils at Baseline

From: Changes in the proportion of facility-based deliveries and related maternal health services among the poor in rural Jhang, Pakistan: results from a demand-side financing intervention

  Intervention
(n = 1,008)
Control
(n = 1,010)
p-value
Mother's Age    
   24 or younger 41.3 39.5 NS
   25-29 34.7 33.2  
   30 or older 24.0 27.3  
Parity/Living children    
   1 24.4 22.4 NS
   2 23.0 24.0  
   3 19.4 18.2  
   4 14.5 13.1  
   5 or more 18.7 22.4  
Mother's education    
   None 58.2 69.5 < 0.001
   Primary 7.6 6.5  
   Middle 12.4 11.1  
   Secondary 8.9 7.4  
   Matriculate or higher 12.8 5.4  
Travel time to nearest health facility    
   More than 15 minutes 46.9 52.3 < 0.05
   15 minutes or less 53.1 47.7  
Television viewership    
   Never or sometimes 78.5 88.6 < 0.001
   Daily 21.5 11.4  
Wealth quintiles    
   Fifth/poorest 19.9 23.1 NS
   Fourth 19.2 19.7  
   Third 19.9 18.1  
   Second 19.8 19.7  
   First/non-poor 21.0 19.4  
  100.0 100.0  
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001, NS = not significant.
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