Table 1

Classification of variables used in the analysis (n=4079)

VariablesCategoriesWeighted percentageUnweighted count
Place of deliveryHome63.12397
Facility36.91682
Antenatal care visits015.2611
16.1234
212.2426
316.4657
419.7901
≥530.41250
Birth preparedness*062.92476
133.31440
≥23.8163
Women's age (years)15–197.1306
20–2433.41273
25–2932.21335
30–4927.31165
Women's educationNone47.31765
Primary20.0817
Secondary27.21225
Higher5.5272
Partner's educationNone23.2745
Primary24.5989
Secondary42.11815
Higher10.2514
Parity124.21248
230.61157
319.3690
410.8440
≥515.1544
Wealth quintiles125.81160
221.9832
321.0739
417.4677
513.9671
EthnicityOther52.11813
Upper caste30.11552
Lower caste17.8703
RegionMountain7.9742
Hill39.51656
Terai52.61681
Residential locationRural90.73182
Urban9.3897
  • *Birth preparedness consists of four preparation activities (planning for a birth attendant, saving money, arrangement for transportation and identification of potential blood donator).