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Table 3 Contributing factors of socio-economic inequality in barriers for accessing health care in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Variables Category Coefficient Elasticity CI Absolute contribution Percentage contribution
Regions of SSA Central      
  East − 0.1884* − 0.2318 0.0153 − 0.0036 1.23
  North − 0.3159* − 0.0344 0.0088 − 0.0003 0.10
  West − 0.2052* − 0.3780 − 0.0215 0.0081 − 2.81
Subtotal      − 0.0282 1.68
Age 15–19      
  20–24 0.0231* 0.0196 − 0.0303 − 0.0006 0.21
  25–29 0.0228* 0.0266 0.0209 0.0006 − 0.19
  30–34 0.0214* 0.0235 0.0290 0.0007 − 0.24
  35–39 0.0221* 0.0208 0.0199 0.0004 − 0.14
  40–44 0.0252* 0.0153 0.0060 0.0001 − 0.03
  45–49 0.0289* 0.0136 − 0.0020 − 0.0001 0.01
Subtotal      0.0017 0.59
Residence Urban      
  Rural 0.0732* 0.1725 − 0.6107 − 0.1054 36.42
Educational level No education      
  Primary − 0.0411* − 0.0404 − 0.0612 0.0025 − 0.86
  Secondary − 0.0830* − 0.0645 0.2868 − 0.0185 6.39
  Higher − 0.1530* − 0.0209 0.1115 − 0.0023 0.81
Subtotal      − 0.0183 6.34
Household head sex Male      
  Female 0.0063* 0.0037 0.0216 0.0001 − 0.03
Wealth index Poorest      
  Poorer − 0.0572* − 0.0392 − 0.3288 0.0129 − 4.45
  Middle − 0.1079* − 0.0703 − 0.0024 0.0002 − 0.059
  Richer − 0.1501* − 0.1026 0.3208 − 0.0329 11.38
  Richest − 0.2312* − 0.1612 0.6410 − 0.1033 35.71
Subtotal       42.58
Covered by health insurance No      
  Yes − 0.0775* − 0.0235 0.0909 − 0.0021 0.71
Husband educational level No education      
  Primary − 0.0113* − 0.0097 − 0.0953 0.0009 − 0.32
  Secondary − 0.0584* − 0.0595 0.2149 − 0.0128 4.42
  Higher − 0.1159* − 0.0305 0.1789 − 0.0055 1.88
Subtotal      − 0.0174 5.98
Currently working No      
  Yes 0.0133* 0.0084 0.0163 0.0001 − 0.05
Mass media exposure No      
  Yes − 0.0214* − 0.0499 0.1782 − 0.0089 3.07
Parity Null parity      
  Multi 0.0073 0.0075 0.1432 0.0011 − 0.37
  Grand 0.0190* 0.0187 − 0.1658 − 0.0031 1.07
Subtotal      − 0.002 0.70
Ownership of asset Had not      
  Had 0.0251 0.0137 − 0.1161 − 0.0016 0.55
Involvement on decision making Not involved      
  Involved − 0.0312* − 0.0367 0.1251 − 0.0046 1.59
  1. * = P value < 0.05