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Table 3 Detailed decomposition analysis of the EI estimated for CCHI

From: Inequity in health care utilization for common childhood illnesses in India: measurement and decomposition analysis using the India demographic and health survey 2015–16

Variables Coefficient EI Absolute Relative
Need based
Child’s age (base category: Year 0)    0.000 − 0.003
  Year 1 0.003 −0.007 0.000 0.000
  Year 2 −0.009 −0.007 0.000 0.000
  Year 3 −0.027a −0.001 0.000 0.000
  Year 4 −0.036a 0.009 0.000 −0.003
Birth order (base category: > 2)
  Birth order <= 2 0.018a 0.266 0.005 0.031
Anemia     
  Not anemic 0.003 0.055 0.000 0.002
Non-need based
Sex of child (base category: Female)
  Male 0.024a 0.004 0.000 0.002
Continuum of maternal care (base category: No care/Incomplete care)
  Complete care 0.076a 0.380 0.029 0.187
Religion (base category: Muslim)    0.002 0.016
  Hindu −0.011 −0.056 0.001 0.004
  Christian 0.029 0.014 0.000 0.003
  Other religion 0.046 0.030 0.001 0.009
Caste (base category: Schedule Caste (SC))    0.001 0.004
  Schedule Tribe (ST) −0.030a −0.110 0.003 0.021
  Other Backward Caste (OBC) −0.007 0.038 0.000 −0.002
  Other caste −0.014 0.178 −0.002 −0.016
Place of delivery (base category: Rural)
  Urban 0.031a 0.454 0.014 0.091
Media exposure (base category: No media)
  At least one media 0.031a 0.602 0.019 0.120
Mother’s education (base category: No education)   0.013 0.085
  Primary education 0.019b −0.103 −0.002 −0.012
  Secondary education 0.020a 0.313 0.006 0.040
  Higher education 0.040a 0.225 0.009 0.058
Age at marriage (base category: < 18 years)
   > = 18 years 0.015b 0.264 0.004 0.026
Insurance (base category: No)
  Yes 0.016c 0.032 0.001 0.004
State groups (base category: North East high focus states)   0.014 0.088
  Non-high focus states 0.197a 0.353 0.070 0.450
  High focus states 0.164a −0.341 −0.056 −0.362
Affordability (base category: Big problem)    0.014 0.093
  Not a big problem 0.030a −0.020 − 0.001 −0.004
  No problem 0.052a 0.290 0.015 0.097
Availability (base category: Big problem)    −0.002 −0.010
  Not a big problem 0.001 0.003 0.000 0.000
  No problem −0.009 0.168 −0.002 − 0.010
Acceptability (base category: Big problem)    0.002 0.011
  Not a big problem 0.008 −0.057 0.000 −0.003
  No problem 0.012 0.174 0.002 0.014
Basic Amenities and Socio-economic Profile (BASEP) (base category: A) 0.005 0.029
  Category B 0.044a 0.039 0.002 0.011
  Category C 0.022b 0.126 0.003 0.018
Residual    0.035 0.222
  1. a1% level of significance, b5% level of significance, c10% level of significance; EI: Erreygers Index