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Table 3 Percent Distribution of women who are having deliveries at home by their background characteristics

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

Characteristics Place of delivery % P-Value N (5677)
  Health Facility Home
Residence     
Urban 59.1 40.9 0.000 1715
Rural 27.5 72.5   3962
Province    0.000  
Punjab 36.4 63.6   3182
Sindh 44.9 55.1   1405
KP 31.8 68.2   827
Baluchistan 18.6 81.4   264
Economic status    0.000  
Poor 18.2 81.8   2483
Middle 32.8 67.2   1099
Rich 61.5 38.5   2095
Education level of woman    0.000  
No education 24.6 75.4   3668
Primary to middle 47.7 52.3   1207
Above middle 77.4 22.6   801
Education level of husband    0.000  
No education 22.7 77.3   2007
Primary to middle 34.8 65.2   1692
Above middle 53.6 46.4   1959
Woman occupation    0.000  
Not working 40.5 59.5   4026
Agriculture 18.5 81.5   728
Sales 38.4 61.6   734
Others 28.0 72.0   189
Age    0.000  
15-24 38.8 61.2   1334
25-34 39.5 60.5   2952
35-49 30.1 69.9   1390
Birth order    0.000  
Less than 3 48.3 51.7   2000
3 – 4 38.0 62.0   1648
5 and above 25.1 74.9   2029
Discussed with husband about place of delivery    0.000  
Not discussed 22.5 77.5   3148
Discussed 55.1 44.9   2529
Total (%) 37.0 63.0