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Table 2 Background characteristics of the study participants

From: Addressing maternal healthcare through demand side financial incentives: experience of Janani Suraksha Yojana program in India

Characteristics No of participants Mean age (range) Mean years of schooling (range) Social community (backward/forward) Poverty status (BPL/APL)
Focus group discussions
Mothers groups (n = 17) 141 24(15–35) 02(0–9) 92/49 84/57
ASHA’s groups (n = 11) 78 32(25–40) 08(6–9) 52/26 56/22
Key-informant interviews
MoH officials 07 33(24–51) 15(14–20) 2/5 0/5