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Table 1 Characteristics of the selected study blocks (sub-district)

From: The transition of childbirth practices among tribal women in Gujarat, India - a grounded theory approach

General development characteristics Urban Semi-urban Rural
Physical characteristics • Largely flat terrain • Mix of hills & plains • Rocky steep slopes
• Clustered housing pattern • Majority clustered housing pattern • Forest cover
• Scattered houses spread over 4 sq kms.
Accessibility (approach road, distance from town, variety of transport available) • Good roads • Good roads • Good roads surrounding villages but kuccha roads inside the village
• Situated along highway connecting other provinces • Within 15 kms of two towns • 30 kms. from block head quarters
• 30 kms from district headquarters • Connected through buses and private transport • Buses 2 times a day
• Connected by railways, buses, private transport
Availability of childbirth services in Government health facilities • Best performing round the clock government Primary Health Centre (PHC) • Non functional round the clock PHC and CHC • Non functional round the clock PHC
• Non functional Community Health Centre (CHC) • Functional subdistrict hospital 30 kms. Away
Availability of Private facilities • Majority of district private doctors enrolled in Chiranjeevi Yojana (CY) in city near block • Majority of private doctors enrolled in CY in city of adjoining district • Only two CY doctors at block town