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Table 6 Characteristics of households that were lost to follow-up in IHDS-II compared to households that were interviewed in both rounds

From: The impact of India’s accredited social health activist (ASHA) program on the utilization of maternity services: a nationally representative longitudinal modelling study

  Households lost to follow-up Households interviewed in both rounds p value
  (N = 6 911) (N = 34 643)  
Avg. number of individuals in the household 4.24 5.38 0.000
Avg. number of children in the household 1.22 1.73 0.000
Avg. number of married women in the household 1.01 1.26 0.000
Avg. number of married men in the household 1.00 1.21 0.000
Avg. household asset score (0–30) 14.34 11.84 0.000
Caste/religion categories N(%)    0.000
 Brahmin 564(8.16) 1 857(5.36)  
 Upper caste 1 459(21.11) 5 692(16.43)  
 Other backward caste 2 069(29.94) 11 999(34.64)  
 Scheduled castes 1 081(15.64) 7 252(20.93)  
 Scheduled tribes 530(7.67) 2 909(8.40)  
 Muslims 904(13.08) 3 804(10.98)  
 Other religions (Sikhs, Jains, Christians) 304(4.4) 1 130(3.26)  
Rural/urban N(%)    0.000
 Rural 2 764(39.99) 23 970(69.19)  
 Urban 4 147(60.01) 10 673(30.81)