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Table 3 Inequality in maternity care: summary measures for the period 1991–2004 at opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum

From: A decade of inequality in maternity care: antenatal care, professional attendance at delivery, and caesarean section in Bangladesh (1991–2004)

Proportion of births at which each aspect of maternity care was accessed Antenatal consultation Professional attendance Caesarean section*
Urban women with secondary or higher education in the highest asset quintile 98.8% 86.1% 34.8%
Rural women with no education in the lowest asset quintile 17.5% 2.2% 0.1%
  1. * 1995–2004