Table 3

Perceived household access to care by wealth levels, measured by household assets

Wealth level

Strongly agree

Somewhat agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Not sure

Totals

P value


We are able to get medical care whenever we need it

low

75 (35.4)

61 (26.1)

61 (27.1)

22 (9.7)

5 (1.8)

224

med

125 (34.6)

125 (34.5)

71 (20.2)

32 (9.4)

5 (1.3)

358

high

234 (38.4)

216 (31.4)

123 (17.9)

72 (10.4)

13 (2.0)

658

totals

434

402

255

126

23

1,240

0.2973


We cannot see medical specialists as often as is necessary

low

102 (45.9)

59 (24.1)

45 (21.7)

15 (7.3)

3 (1.0)

224

med

158 (44.9)

106 (29.3)

54 (16.3)

30 (7.9)

7 (1.6)

355

high

267 (41.2)

184 (28.1)

122 (20.0)

68 (9.7)

9 (1.0)

650

totals

527

349

221

113

19

1,229

0.6412


We can always afford to buy the medicine that we need

low

43 (19.0)

50 (21.2)

78 (36.0)

48 (21.8)

5 (2.0)

224

med

101 (29.3)

86 (22.5)

90 (24.7)

75 (22.2)

5 (1.1)

357

high

224 (36.0)

164 (24.9)

165 (24.5)

92 (13.6)

8 (1.0)

653

totals

368

300

333

215

18

1,234

0.0001


Medical care in the clinics is too expensive for us to afford

low

156 (72.0)

36 (15.9)

11 (4.8)

12 (5.5)

5 (1.8)

220

med

225 (65.5)

81 (23.7)

18 (4.6)

22 (5.9)

2 (0.3)

348

high

396 (62.3)

123 (20.7)

76 (11.9)

27 (3.8)

11 (1.3)

633

totals

777

240

105

61

18

1,201

0.0014


If someone from the family needs to be hospitalized, this will not produce financial difficulty for your household

low

145 (66.3)

42 (17.4)

17 (8.0)

13 (6.9)

4 (1.5)

221

med

220 (63.9)

78 (22.3)

32 (9.0)

9 (2.7)

7 (2.0)

346

high

393 (60.0)

138 (21.1)

70 (11.5)

33 (5.2)

15 (2.2)

649

Totals

758

258

119

55

26

1,216

0.4359


Asset classes for household wealth levels

low

Electric fan, kerosene heater, television, mobile phone

med

Plus air conditioner, generator, sewing machine, motorcycle, refrigerator

high

Plus automobile, computer


Burnham et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11:15   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-15

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