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Table 2 The weighted proportion of barriers for accessing health care among married women in sub-Saharan Africa by background characteristics of the study participants

From: Socioeconomic inequality in barriers for accessing health care among married reproductive aged women in sub-Saharan African countries: a decomposition analysis

Variables Category Barriers for health care access P value
No Yes
Regions of SSA Central 10,390 (24.13) 32,674 (75.87) P < 0.0001
  East 36,112 (37.00) 61,483 (63.00)  
  North 4783 (58.41) 3406 (41.59)  
  West 50,141 (38.67) 79,515 (61.33)  
Age 15–19 6609 (35.01) 12,268 (64.99) P < 0.0001
  20–24 17,305 (36.07) 30,671 (63.93)  
  25–29 22,381(37.39) 37,475 (62.61)  
  30–34 9510 (37.49) 32,524 (62.51)  
  35–39 16,230 (36.63) 28,077 (63.37)  
  40–44 11,168 (35.60) 20,201 (64.40)  
  45–49 8224 (65.86) 15,863 (34.14)  
Residence Urban 48,710 (50.03) 48,658 (49.97) P < 0.0001
  Rural 52,715 (29.10) 128,419 (70.90)  
Educational level No education 31,891 (28.11) 81,577 (71.89) P < 0.0001
  Primary 29,935 (33.95) 58,227 (66.05)  
  Secondary 31,606 (48.42) 33,663 (51.58)  
  Higher 7995 (68.89) 3610 (31.11)  
Sex of household head Male 85,276 (36.11) 150,910 (63.89) P < 0.0001
  Female 16,149 (38.16) 26,167 (61.84)  
Wealth index Poorest 11,578 (21.20) 43,034 (78.80) P < 0.0001
  Poorer 15,154 (26.79) 41,405 (73.21)  
  Middle 18,456 (33.36) 36,863 (66.64)  
  Richer 23,566 (41.93) 32,635 (58.07)  
  Richest 32,672 23,142  
Covered by health insurance No 90,799 (34.99) 168,731 (65.01) P < 0.0001
  Yes 10,626 ( 56.01) 8346 (43.99)  
Husband educational level No education 29,225 (28.71) 72,559 (71.29) P < 0.0001
  Primary 24,323 (31.93) 51,860 (68.07)  
  Secondary 34,085 (43.73) 43,855 (56.27)  
  Higher 13,711 (61.19) 8696 (38.81)  
Currently working No 34,954 (36.26) 61,456 (63.74) P < 0.0001
  Yes 66,447 (36.52) 115,504 (63.48)  
Mass media exposure No 35,610 (31.85) 76,207 (68.15) P < 0.0001
  Yes 65,815 (39.48) 100,870 (60.52)  
Parity Null parity 8048 (41.63) 11,284 (58.37) P < 0.0001
  Multi 64,873 (39.40) 99,760 (60.60)  
  Grand 28,504 (30.15) 66,034 (69.85)  
Ownership of asset Had not 80,618 (37.84) 132,412 (62.16) P < 0.0001
  Had 20,807 (31.78) 44,665 (68.22)  
Involvement on decision making Not involved 55,340 (33.50) 109,839 (66.50) P < 0.0001
  Involved 46,085 (40.67) 67,239 (59.33)