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Table 1 Site characteristics

From: Utilization of maternal health care services and their determinants in Karnataka State, India

  India South India Karnataka
Site characteristics
Population 1,236,687   61,130,704 d
# States 35   
Dominant religion Hindu c Hindu c Hindu c
Women’s literacy 55 % c 68 % c 58 % c
Employment 36 % currently employed c 41 % currently employed c 40 % currently employed c
Rural/urban 32 % urban a   39 % urban d
Fertility rate 2.8 c 1.9 c 2.1 c
Maternal mortality ratio 178 per 100,000 live births b 105 per 100,000 live births a 144 per 100,000 live births a
Maternal health care utilization
Any ANC 76.4 % c 94 % c 89 % c
≥4 ANC 48 % c 89 % c (3+) 76 % c (3+)
Facility delivery (%) 39 % c 79 % c 65 % c
Skilled attendant at delivery 47 % c 84 % c 70 % c
  1. aWorld Health Organization Country Profile: India 2012
  2. bOffice of the Registrar of India, 2013
  3. cDemographic Health Survey 2013
  4. dRural Health Statistics in India 2012