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Table 3 The distribution of literacy and delivery type in the population of the study 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

  India Bangladesh Nepal (Dhanusha) Nepal (Makwanpur)
Number of deliveries 8720 26,835 17,835 6688
Literacy
 Illiterate (%) 68% 34% 76% 66%
 Literate (%) 32% 66% 24% 34%
Place of delivery
 Home – SBA (%) 78% 80% 78% 97%
 Home + SBA (%) 3% 3% 1% 0%
 Facility (%) 19% 17% 21% 2%
Delivery type by literacy
 Literate
  Home – SBA (%) 61% 76% 64% 94%
  Home + SBA (%) 5% 3% 1% 1%
  Facility (%) 34% 21% 35% 5%
Illiterate
 Home – SBA (%) 86% 89% 83% 99%
 Home + SBA (%) 3% 2% 1% 0%
 Facility (%) 11% 8% 16% 1%