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Table 2 Percent distribution of women, five years preceding the survey, having deliveries at home

From: Correlates of preferences for home or hospital confinement in Pakistan: evidence from a national survey

Characteristics Reasons for delivering at home N
A (n=1359) B (n=109) C (n=277) D (n=1491) E (n=340)
Residence x 2 =40.227*      
Urban 29.2 2.7 7.7 46.5 13.8 702
Rural 40.2 3.1 7.8 40.5 8.4 2874
Region x2=221.406*      
Punjab 35.3 1.8 5.9 48.7 8.3 2024
Sindh 49.6 2.6 5.6 32.8 9.4 774
KP 31.2 6.6 13.7 35.5 13.1 564
Baluchistan 39.7 7.5 17.3 23.8 11.7 214
Economic Status x2=308.721*      
Poor 49.1 3.1 7.3 33.9 6.6 2020
Middle 31.7 2.3 8.4 46.9 10.7 738
Rich 15.9 3.6 8.3 56.6 15.6 808
Birth Order x2=53.158*      
1–2 30.9 3.9 8.0 47.4 9.8 1033
3–4 36.0 3.2 7.5 42.9 10.4 1023
5 and Above 44.2 2.4 7.7 36.9 8.7 1520
Total (%) 38.0 3.1 7.8 41.7 9.5 100.0
  1. (A) Cost too much; (B) Facility too far; (C) Not customary; (D) Not necessary; (E) Facility closed * 5% level of significance.