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Table 1 Trends of sterilization regret among ever-married women in India and number of sterilized women by background variables, NFHS, 1992–2016

From: Sterilization regret in India: Is quality of care a matter of concern?

  NFHS-I(1992–1993) NFHS-III(2005–2006) NFHS-IV (2015–2016)
Background variables Percent regret Total No. of sterilized women Percent regret Total No. of sterilized women Percent regret Total No. of sterilized women
Regions
 Classified by TFR more than 2.1 7.8 2517 4.5 15,831 6.4 73,320
 Classified by TFR less than or equal to 2.1 5.1 19,910 4.3 16,688 7.1 91,956
Place Of residence
 Urban 4.0 7286 4.6 14,260 6.9 45,152
 Rural 5.8 15,141 4.3 18,259 6.9 1,20,124
Caste
 Scheduled Caste/Tribe 5.8 4713 4.3 9344 6.8 57,211
 Others 5.2 17,714 4.3 22,507 6.9 1,04,126
Religion
 Hindu 5.3 20,172 4.2 26,608 6.8 1,41,044
 Muslim 8.0 1212 6.4 2784 8.6 11,230
 Others 2.5 1043 4.1 3127 6.0 13,002
Educational
 No Education 5.7 12,084 4.3 14,406 6.6 71,249
 Primary 6.0 5035 4.0 6063 6.8 28,584
 Secondary 3.4 4808 4.8 10,689 7.3 58,584
 Higher 4.0 500 4.8 1361 7.0 6859
Wealth index
 Poorest 8.0 2555 4.3 3417 6.6 29,245
 Poorer 7.7 3025 4.2 4964 7.1 35,259
 Middle 5.5 4572 4.3 6822 7.0 37,205
 Richer 4.3 6122 4.5 8538 7.1 34,570
 Richest 2.9 6153 4.6 8778 6.6 28,997
Sex composition
 No Male 14.2 961 8.0 2144 10.7 9876
 1 Male 15.8 463 7.4 1292 9.7 8171
 2+ Male 6.1 3229 4.8 5248 7.8 30,047
 Both Male And Female 4.2 17,752 3.8 23,806 6.0 1,16,910
Age at sterilization
  < 29 5.5 15,806 4.6 25,562 7.1 1,23,830
 30–39 4.4 6281 3.7 6746 6.4 38,890
 40+ 6.9 340 4.7 211 7.9 2556
Parity at sterilization
 Less Than 2 17.6 196 8.8 430 11.4 4720
 More than 2 5.2 22,910 4.3 36,281 6.7 178,088
Year since sterilization
 Less Than 2 5.3 6503 3.6 6961 6.7 31,075
 2–3 5.9 6929 4.8 7098 7.2 36,319
 More than 3 4.8 8995 4.5 18,460 6.9 97,882
Child loss post sterilization
 No Loss 0.0 22,601 4.4 32,480 6.9 1,65,039
 Male loss 0.0 4 10.8 15 12.6 154
 Female Loss 0.0 2 3.3 24 20.1 83
Quality of care
 Very Good 4.1 11,656 4.7 16,908 7.8 78,891
 All Right 5.6 9158 3.6 14,229 5.6 79,403
 Not so good 11.7 1312 7.0 1226 9.5 6201
 Bad 13.5 481 13.0 156 20.2 781
Type Of health facility
 Public 5.4 19,717 4.3 27,097 6.9 1,42,507
 Private 4.2 2710 4.8 5422 6.8 22,769
Total 5.3 22,607 4.4 32,519 6.9 1,65,276
  1. Percentages are weighted, N is non-weighted