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Table 2 Inequalities in maternal care use between rural and urban areas and across divisions in Bangladesh: 1995-2010

From: Social inequalities in the utilization of maternal care in Bangladesh: Have they widened or narrowed in recent years?

  Inequalities between urban and rural areas Inequalities across divisions
Year RR RD T BGV
  ANC FBD SBA ANC FBD SBA ANC FBD SBA ANC FBD SBA
1995 6.884 6.998 4.842 0.257 0.196 0.250 0.019 0.013 0.048 554 213 2580
1996 7.336 9.224 7.144 0.277 0.236 0.337 0.055 0.168 0.057 2042 3374 3503
1997 6.195 6.775 4.695 0.277 0.209 0.243 0.007 0.066 0.023 705 2638 1859
1998 3.707 5.174 4.145 0.208 0.231 0.271 0.091 0.029 0.023 7876 1992 3223
1999 4.574 4.443 3.608 0.243 0.211 0.238 0.053 0.069 0.035 4602 5302 4876
2000 3.300 5.486 5.032 0.207 0.169 0.212 0.002 0.030 0.005 526 990 337
2001 3.171 3.133 3.120 0.246 0.151 0.196 0.008 0.055 0.033 2584 4294 4211
2002 2.960 3.982 3.818 0.237 0.220 0.270 0.022 0.065 0.044 5018 6404 6938
2003 3.006 3.124 2.728 0.239 0.183 0.207 0.023 0.067 0.050 4252 6372 8854
2004 2.311 3.629 3.468 0.205 0.219 0.251 0.005 0.023 0.023 2241 2536 3677
2005 2.060 2.294 2.449 0.180 0.163 0.210 0.029 0.042 0.030 8257 7186 6941
2006 2.584 2.574 2.353 0.268 0.236 0.249 0.017 0.029 0.024 5724 8458 9525
2007 2.959 2.900 2.941 0.276 0.253 0.296 0.003 0.033 0.022 5420 8143 7292
2008 2.773 2.715 2.652 0.251 0.273 0.285 0.005 0.026 0.019 4804 8763 7697
2009 2.268 2.411 2.299 0.236 0.275 0.292 0.015 0.023 0.015 7447 10383 8560
2010 2.526 2.312 2.302 0.291 0.298 0.319 0.016 0.014 0.011 6278 7716 7024
Time trend coefficients −0.292 −0.371 −0.23 0.000 0.005 0.002 −0.002 −0.004 −0.002 329 550 440
(P-value) (0.000) (0.000) (0.000) (0.858) (0.031) (0.41) (0.091) (0.059) (0.030) (0.013) (0.000) (0.001)
  1. RR = Rate Ratio, RD = Rate Difference, T = Theil Index, BGV = Between Group Variance ANC = Antenatal care, FBD = Facility based delivery, SBA = Skilled birth attendance.