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Table 1 Profile of mothers stratified by place of delivery

From: Association of prenatal counselling and immediate postnatal support with early initiation of breastfeeding in Uttar Pradesh, India

  Place of delivery
Characteristics Overall Public Private Home
Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of mother
 Median age (years) [IQR] 24 [5] 24 [6] 24 [5] 25 [7]
 Mean number of children 2.6 2.5 2.2 3.3
 % non-literate 53.2 51.5 37.1 70.9
 % belonged to Hindu religion 81.9 85.1 78.0 76.6
 % belonged to SC category 26.9 29.9 19.0 25.0
 % belonged to OBC category 57.7 56.1 58.3 61.6
 % belonged to low standard of living 32.1 32.7 17.7 42.0
 % belonged to middle standard of living 34.5 35.6 29.3 35.6
 % had a boy child 52.5 52.9 52.4 51.5
Care during pregnancy
  % received 4 or more ANC check-ups 31.8 33.0 49.7 14.1
 % had any FLW contact 80.6 85.6 75.8 71.2
Care during childbirth
 Place of delivery 59.9 17.9 22.2
 % caesarean delivery 7.0 1.2 34.5 0.0
Newborn care
 % not given any pre-lacteal 73.5 88.3 50.1 52.3
 % received skin-to-skin contact within an hour after birth 12.4 18.1 4.5 3.2
Prenatal counselling and postnatal support
 % received both prenatal counselling and post-natal support 27.2 33.0 22.1 15.6
 % received only prenatal counselling 12.7 12.3 11.5 14.6
 % received only post-natal support 31.9 31.6 38.4 27.5
 % received none 28.2 23.1 28.0 42.2
N 9124 5302 1617 2205
  1. Note: IQR refers interquartile range