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Table 1 Brief descriptions of the demographic surveillance sites

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in newborn care during facility and home deliveries: a cross sectional analysis of data from demographic surveillance sites in rural Bangladesh, India and Nepal

  Bangladesh India Nepal (Makwanpur) Nepal (Dhanusha)
Location Bogra, Maulvibazaar and Faridpur districts West Singhbhum and Saraikela Districts (Jharkhand); Keonjhar Districts (Odisha) Makwanpur district, central region mid-hills Dhanusha district, central plains of Nepal
Period February 1st 2005–31 December 2009 1st July 2005 - 30th June 2008 1st November 2001 - 31st October 2004 (phase 1)1st November 2004 - 31st October 2008 (phase 2) 1st September 2006 - 13th April 2011
Number of clusters (number included in the study) 18(9) 36(18) 24(12) (Phase 1) 30(6) (Phase 2 -former control clusters became intervention clusters and 6 new control clusters recruited) 60(30)
Annual births sampled per cluster (number included in the study) 596 (119) 171(38) 115(70) 104(17)
Approximate cluster population 28,000 6400 4000 8000