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Table 1 Characteristics of Village Development Committees in which focus group discussions were held

From: Understanding psychological distress among mothers in rural Nepal: a qualitative grounded theory exploration

Village Development Committee Women’s groups intervention cluster NMR (Aug 2006-Jun 2009) Percentage Muslim Percentage Madheshi (Maithilli-speaking) ethnicity Percentage Dalit Distance from Janakpur municipality and the zonal hospital
Mukhiyapatti Yes 24.3 10.5 95.3 11.8 Difficult access by road which is prone to flooding
Phulgama Yes 37.2 1.9 95.7 19.8 Easy access
Basaiya No 26.1 17.5 91. 4 31.1 Easy access, borders Janakpur
Lohana Yes 18.1 52.3 95.0 20.4 Easy access as it borders the municipality
Sakuwa Mahendranagar No 30.9 15.5 90.3 24.3 Easy road access by bus
Mansingpatti No 37.2 0.3 97.5 26.3 Easy access
Dhalkebar Yes 37.8 0.4 78.6 10.4 Easy road access by bus
Sapahi No 42.8 13.2 97.8 19.3 Easy road access by bus
Bharatpur Yes 43.5 14.5 71.8 23.4 Easy road access by bus but far
Thadi Jhija Yes 61.6 31.1 92.2 40.7 Far but has train access
  1. Notes: data are taken from the Dhanusha cRCT database; NMR, neonatal mortality rate per 1000 livebirths.