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Table 1 Comparison of Intervention and Comparison Districts for Safe Childbirth Checklist Intervention, at Baseline (2011–12)

From: Does the safe childbirth checklist (SCC) program save newborn lives? Evidence from a realistic quasi-experimental study, Rajasthan, India

Indicators Intervention Districts Comparison districts Source
Socio-Demographic indicators    Census 2011
Population (total) 2,148,061 2,507,706  
Literacy rate (%) 63 70  
Proportion Households having Monthly income Less than Rs. 5000) 67 63  
Maternal & child health indicators    Annual Survey, 2012–2013
Institutional deliveries (%) Rural 77 79  
Mothers who received any Antenatal check-up (%) 49 52  
Children breastfed within one hour of birth (%) 55 63  
NMR Rural (per 1000 live births) 39∙67 40.71∙  
Pregnancy and Child Tracking System (PCTS,)    PCTS 2011–2012
Delivery load (Annual) 120,480 108,887  
SBR per 1000 births (for 34 study facilities)a 23∙45 24∙10  
Rapid assessment survey by Jhpiego (district data) 2012
Infrastructure (%)
 Electricity backup 88 89  
 Running water for hand-washing 87 89  
 Availability of blood bank and blood storage 15 21  
Human Resource (compared against Indian Public Health Standard %)
 At District Hospitals
  Specialists (Obstetrician/Gynecologist) 100 93  
  Pediatrician 112 93
  Staff nurses 30 43
 At Community Health Centres
  Specialists (Obstetrician/Gynecologist) 15 31  
  Pediatrician 30 33
  Staff nurses 59 52
Staff nurses and ANMs trained in skill birth attendant (SBA) 19 20  
Availability of Oxytocin 97 95  
Magnesium sulphate 18 20
  1. aStillbirths for one sub-district facility is not recorded in system due to some acknowledged technical issues, thus was extrapolated using stillbirth rates for that facility from our data