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Table 1 Summary of Decision Making and Access to Health Care Indicators from Demographic and Health Surveys

From: Men’s roles in care seeking for maternal and newborn health: a qualitative study applying the three delays model to male involvement in Morogoro Region, Tanzania

  Participation in decision making about a woman’s own health care
(% of currently married or in union women age 15–49)
Person who decides how wife’s cash earnings are used
(% of currently married or in union women age 15–49 who received cash earnings for employment in the 12 months preceding the survey)
Women’s problems accessing health care for themselves when they are sick
(% of women age 15–49)
Country Year Mainly Husband Wife and husband jointly Mainly wife Mainly Husband Wife and husband jointly Mainly wife Getting perm-ission to go for treatment Getting money for treatment Not wanting to go alone
Tanzania [37] 2010 38.1 45 15.3 16.6 47.2 35.9 2.4 24.1 10.5
Tanzania [38] 2015/
2016
27.5 56.4 15.7 8.6 55.3 36.1 14.3 49.5 29.9
Burundi
[39]
2010 22.6 63.6 13.6 12.6 65.1 22.0 37.3 77.0 41.1
Kenya
[39]
2014 20.9 40.1 38.6 8.7 41.2 49.4 6.0 36.7 10.6
Rwanda [39] 2014/
2015
16.0 60.1 23.2 12.4 67.5 19.5 2.7 49.3 17.6
Uganda [39] 2011 39.1 36.9 23.3 14.3 30.9 52.7 5.5 48.8 22.4