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Table 2 Cross-tabulation of couples’ responses to all three decision-making items

From: Couple’s concordance and discordance in household decision-making and married women’s use of modern contraceptives in Bangladesh

Wife’s response Husband’s response Total
  Wife Husband Jointly Other  
Who usually makes decisions about making major household purchases?
 Wife 0.34 1.49 3.26 0.28 5.37
 Husband 0.49 8.53 15.69 3.35 28.07
 Both Jointly 1.25 12.36 34.18 4.73 52.52
 Other 0.09 2.29 3.23 8.42 14.04
 Total 2.18 24.68 56.37 16.78 100
Spousal agreement = 51.47%
Who usually makes decisions about making purchases for daily household needs?
 Wife 4.08 10.22 14.37 1.79 30.46
 Husband 1.94 8.92 8.98 1.35 21.18
 Both Jointly 4.34 12.06 17.25 1.63 35.28
 Other 0.55 3.29 2.33 6.91 13.08
 Total 10.91 34.5 42.92 11.68 100
Spousal agreement = 37.16%
Who usually makes decisions about visits to your family or relatives?
 Wife 0.52 1.5 5.45 0.35 7.82
 Husband 0.99 7.87 17.14 3.08 29.08
 Both Jointly 1.44 11.88 35.08 3.19 51.59
 Other 0.09 2.2 3.72 5.48 11.5
 Total 3.04 23.46 61.4 12.11 100
Spousal agreement = 48.95%
  1. The figures in boldface show the percentage points of concordance in each categories