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Table 3 Beneficiaries of free maternal healthcare according to state, place of residence, socioeconomic status and place of birth

From: Who benefits from free institutional delivery? evidence from a cross sectional survey of North Central and Southwestern Nigeria

Variable All n (%) Ekiti State Ondo State Nasarawa State
Beneficiaries of free health 407 (33.6) 116 (29.0) 209 (52.0) 82 (20.0)
Place of residence
 City 138 (35.9) 28 (21.1) 80 (46.0) 30 (39.0)
 Town 115 (34.7) 38 (30.2) 52 (65.0) 25 (20.0)
 Rural 154 (30.9) 50 (35.5) 77 (52.0) 27 (12.9)
p-value 0.255 0.030 0.019 <0.001
Socioeconomic status
 Low socioeconomic status 36 (17.9) 3 (17.6) 15 (44.1) 18 (12.0)
 Middle income 234 (38.3) 68 (31.5) 128 (53.3) 38 (24.5)
 High Socioeconomic status 130 (34.8) 45 (27.1) 65 (51.6) 20 (24.4)
p-value <0.001 0.369 0.599 0.011
Place of birth
 Home/Mission 0 (0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Private 0 (0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Tertiary health centres 95 (44.8) 0 (0.0) 70 (69.3) 25 (35.2)
 Secondary health centres 76(52.4) 2 (5.0) 60 (89.6) 14 (36.8)
 Primary health centres 236 (63.1) 114 (63.7) 79 (66.9) 43 (55.8)
p-value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Availability of health facility in community
 Yes 390 (37.2) 116 (29.0) 209 (52.0) 65 (26.4)
 No 17 (10.3) - - 17 (10.3)
p-value <0.001    <0.001
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