Table 2

Percentage distribution by selected characteristics

Benin

Burkina Faso

Ethiopia

Ghana

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria

Rwanda

Swaziland

Tanzania

Uganda

Zimbabwe


Variable

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%


Sex

Men

23.0

22.4

30.0

46.8

30.4

28.3

45.9

23.4

21.8

18.9

28.5

23.5

29.9

45.5

20.3

22.7

44.6

Women

77.0

77.6

70.0

53.2

69.6

71.7

54.1

76.6

78.2

81.1

71.5

76.5

70.1

54.5

79.7

77.3

55.4

Age

15–24

33.9

40.3

40.7

36.4

42.8

45.3

37.9

36.3

43.2

40.8

41.8

41.2

43.3

48.4

41.6

41.6

46.6

25–34

34.0

27.4

29.3

29.4

29.3

25.3

29.2

30.5

31.6

29.5

30.8

29.2

27.1

26.8

31.5

30.3

28.4

35+

32.1

32.3

29.9

34.2

27.9

29.4

32.8

33.2

25.2

29.6

27.4

29.6

29.7

24.8

26.9

28.1

25.1

Education

No education

58.8

76.2

54.2

28.3

13.5

07.3

29.8

14.6

20.7

32.0

08.6

35.1

21.2

08.1

22.0

17.4

03.1

Primary

21.9

13.2

24.4

18.4

53.3

58.8

34

39.8

62.6

56.6

27.7

22.8

67.2

33.5

64.0

59.1

31.6

Secondary+

19.2

10.6

21.4

53.3

33.3

33.9

36.2

45.6

16.7

11.3

63.7

42.1

11.6

58.3

14.0

23.5

65.3

Occupation

Working

80.5

86.7

50.5

79.2

64.9

44.9

71.1

75.2

63.6

72.9

56.9

61.2

67.9

50.7

79.1

88.1

54.6

Not working

19.5

13.3

49.5

20.8

35.1

55.1

28.9

24.8

36.4

27.1

43.1

38.8

32.1

49.3

20.9

11.9

45.4

Marital

Never married

22.6

24.9

31.3

32.8

34.4

38.0

32.6

26.3

19.7

21.1

58.7

31.9

40.5

56.5

28.2

26.9

36.7

Currently married

73.1

71.6

59.6

60.0

57.2

49.9

59.8

61.9

70.2

66.3

35.0

63.7

49.2

36.6

63.0

61.7

52.8

Formerly married

04.3

03.5

09.1

07.2

8.4

12.1

7.5

11.8

10.2

12.6

06.3

04.4

10.3

06.9

08.8

11.4

10.5

Wealth

Poorest

18.7

16.7

19.7

23.9

16.3

17.2

19.3

12.5

16.7

18.9

15.7

19.1

19.5

14.9

17.4

20.5

17.8

Poor

19.1

18.5

15.0

18.2

15.8

19.8

19.8

10.7

20.1

15.1

17.4

18.0

18.7

16.4

18.5

19.0

18.5

Middle

19.3

23.1

14.6

17.5

17

18.3

19.8

13.1

21.8

17.6

24.1

19.6

18.1

18.8

18.1

17.5

18.2

Richer

21.0

16.4

14.3

18.6

19.7

20.5

20.7

18.7

21.3

20.7

25.1

20.8

19.6

21.7

22.7

18.3

23.0

Richest

21.8

25.2

36.5

21.8

31.2

24.2

20.3

44.9

20.1

27.6

17.7

22.5

24.1

28.2

23.3

24.7

22.5

Type of residence

Urban

42.0

24.5

30.1

39.9

33.1

26.7

43.7

64.3

14.3

43.7

44.3

40.6

23.2

32.6

24.0

16.7

35.2

Rural

58.0

75.5

69.9

60.1

66.9

73.3

56.3

35.7

85.7

56.3

55.7

59.4

76.8

67.4

76.0

83.3

64.8

Decision making indices

Respondent alone (1–5)

58.2

62.6

42.9

59.1

73.6

70.2

53.1

65.2

66.4

73.3

31.2

52.7

62.4

16.2

70.3

45.7

16.8

Husband/Partner alone (1–5)

43.5

57.5

42.9

29.6

52.7

46.0

45.4

23.9

58.5

51.8

30.1

56.8

28.8

16.9

54.0

55.7

10.9

Husband-wife (1–5)

35.1

19.5

58.4

24.6

42.7

38.6

59.9

52.2

42.6

42.0

43.5

29.9

41.1

14.9

36.7

46.8

28.1

Media access

Read newspaper

14.1

11.0

26.5

28.8

51.1

23.6

32.9

43.7

32.8

19.0

65.6

30.4

29.4

68.2

42.1

28.2

50.3

Listen to radio

84.5

72.6

53.7

89.6

85.6

58.9

70.5

79.1

83.0

86.8

89.1

78.7

81.4

83.6

80.7

82.7

64.3

Watch television

40.8

30.2

32.3

59.0

46.4

18.0

44.1

47.2

17.1

36.7

51.5

49.8

17.1

48.4

33.2

18.3

44.7


Uthman et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:14   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-14

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