Table 2

Demographic characteristics and baseline mortality rates (2002–2003)

CharacteristicsSR armAWW armControl arm
Population269 435303 339281 474
Households50 71657 80354 021
Births634966506365
 Live births621065196223
 Still births139131142
Caste
SC/ST17 802 (35.1)20 404 (35.3)19 772 (36.6)
 Others32 914 (64.9)37 339 (64.7)34 249 (63.4)
Maternal education
Illiterate3968 (62.5)3937 (59.2)3673 (57.7)
Literate2381 (37.5)2713 (40.8)2692 (42.3)
Place of delivery
 Home4710 (74.2)4894 (73.6)4423 (69.5)
 Facility1639 (25.8)1756 (26.4)1942 (30.5)
Delivery by skilled birth attendant2013 (31.1)2082 (31.1)2091 (32.7)
NMR per 1000 live births52.9 (47.4–58.6)53.7 (48.2–59.2)55.0 (49.3–60.7)
Young infant mortality rate per 1000 live births61.0 (55.0–67.0)61.1 (55.3–66.9)59.6 (53.7–65.5)
  • Data presented as n (%) or mean (95% CI).

  • AWW, anganwadi workers; NMR, neonatal mortality rate; SC/ST, scheduled caste/scheduled tribe; SR, Shishu Rakshak.