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Table 2 Distribution of key demographic characteristics according to intensity of contact with FLW

From: Intensity of contact with frontline workers and its influence on maternal and newborn health behaviors: cross-sectional survey in rural Uttar Pradesh, India

  No. of contact with FLW
0
(N = 202)
1–2
(N = 316)
≥ 3
(N = 1690)
P value
Mean age of women in years (SD) 25.15 (5.50) 24.99 (4.48) 25.70 (4.92) 0.100
Mean number of living children (SD)
Highest educational standard attained, n(%) 95 (47.03) 172 (54.43) 888 (52.54) 0.428
 No education 107 (52.97) 145 (45.89) 808 (47.81)
 Up to 10th standard 71 (35.15) 137 (43.35) 703 (41.60)
 Above 10th standarda 24 (11.88) 34 (10.76) 179 (10.59)
Working for cash or kind, n (%) 35 (17.33) 54 (17.09) 368 (21.78) 0.078
Religion, n(%)
 Hindu 186 (92.08) 285 (90.19) 1575 (93.20) 0.161
 Muslim 16 (7.92) 31 (9.81) 115 (6.80)
Caste, n(%)
 Scheduled caste/scheduled tribe 113 (55.94) 162 (51.27) 897 (53.08) 0.822
 Other backward classes 69 (34.16) 114 (36.08) 589 (34.85)
 Others 20 (9.90) 40 (12.66) 204 (12.07)
Wealth Index, n(%)
 Highest 28 (13.86) 76 (24.05) 338 (20.00) 0.208
 Second 42 (20.79) 62 (19.62) 338 (20.00)
 Third 45 (22.28) 62 (19.62) 334 (19.76)
 Fourth and fifth quintile combined 87 (43.07) 116 (36.71) 680 (40.24)
Type of family, n(%)
 Nuclear 85 (42.08) 123 (38.92) 784 (46.39) 0.035
 Non-nuclear 117 (57.92) 193 (61.08) 906 (53.61)
History of previous stillbirth 17 (8.42) 18 (5.70) 103 (6.09) 0.396
  1. aThis category includes 11th and12th standard, Bachelors, Post-graduates, Technical education after 10th standard and others combined