Table 2: Description of socio-culture, economic and physical accessibility factors.

Characteristics Frequency (n = 328) Percent
Caste
   Terai Dalit 296 90.2
   Hill Dalit 32 9.8
Mother age (Year)
   15-19 68 20.7
   20-24 159 48.5
   25-29 79 24.1
   ≥30 22 6.7
Mean age 22.52 years, standard deviation3.72
Family size
   9 or more members 104 31.7
   5-8 members 178 54.3
   3-4 family members 46 14
Type of Family
   Joint or extended family 226 68.9
   Nuclear 102 31.1
Mother's education
   No formal education 257 78.4
   Secondary 34 10.4
   Primary 31 9.5
   Certificate or above 6 1.8
Husband's education
   No formal education 192 58.5
   Secondary 68 20.7
   Primary 55 16.8
   Certificate or above 13 4
Practice of traditional healers
   No 59 18.0
   Yes 269 82.0
Women Autonomy
   Lowest 89 27.1
   Middle 131 39.9
   Highest 108 32.9
Women's occupation
   Housewife 259 79.3
   Daily wage 62 18.9
   Agriculture 3 0.9
   Job 3 0.9
Husband's occupation
   Daily wage 263 80.2
   Agriculture 21 6.4
   Business 21 6.4
   Mechanics 14 4.3
   Job 9 2.7
Wealth status
   Lowest 109 33.2
   Middle 109 33.2
   Highest 110 33.5
Availability of motorized transport
   Yes 95 29
   No 233 71

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