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Table 5 Decision-making on seeking medical care by age at first marriage

From: Early marriage and women’s empowerment: the case of child-brides in Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia

  Age of first marriage Total
< 18 ≥18
Decision Maker. Wife receives medical care** I, Myself N (%) 14 (3) 49 (6) 63 (5)
Husband N (%) 114 (26) 202 (24) 316 (25)
Together N (%) 236 (53) 476 (57) 712 (56)
Inapplicable N (%) 80 (18) 107 (13) 187 (15)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
Decision Maker. children receive medical care I, Myself N (%) 10 (2) 22 (3) 32 (3)
Husband N (%) 29 (7) 42 (5) 71 (6)
Together N (%) 197 (44) 406 (49) 603 (47)
Inapplicable N (%) 208 (47) 364 (44) 572 (45)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
Decision Maker. Use of ANC for mothers*** I, Myself N (%) 40 (9) 95 (11) 135 (11)
Husband N (%) 24 (5) 20 (2) 44 (3)
Together N (%) 196 (44) 406 (49) 602 (47)
Inapplicable N (%) 184 (41) 313 (37) 497 (39)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
Decision Maker. Place of child delivery I, Myself N (%) 28 (6) 72 (9) 100 (8)
Husband N (%) 42 (10) 59 (7) 101 (8)
Together N (%) 185 (42) 370 (44) 555 (43)
Inapplicable N (%) 189 (43) 333 (40) 522 (41)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
Decision Maker. Children Immunized/Vaccinated* I, Myself N (%) 70 (16) 130 (16) 200 (16)
Husband N (%) 17 (4) 17 (2) 34 (3)
Together N (%) 150 (34) 330 (40) 480 (38)
Inapplicable N (%) 207 (46) 357 (43) 564 (44)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
  1. Percent in cells is calculated within age at first marriage
  2. ***sig at α = .01; **sig at α = .05; *sig at α = .1 (Source: Survey, 2017)