International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2016 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Women’s Health Decision-Making Autonomy and Skilled Birth Attendance in Ghana

Table 3

Distribution of place of delivery by healthcare decision-making autonomy.

VariableHome Delivery (%)Health Facility (%)

Decision making on healthcare
Respondent alone28.171.9
Respondent and others32.767.3
Age
15–1922.677.4
20–2431.069.0
25–2925.274.9
30–3426.673.4
35–3923.576.6
40–4431.069.0
45–4942.957.2
Wealth status
Poorest54.245.8
Poorer40.559.5
Middle24.275.8
Richer6.693.4
Richest3.097.0
Education
No education48.751.3
Primary32.167.9
Secondly14.985.2
Higher/tertiary2.098.0
Religious affiliation
Christianity22.977.1
Islam28.871.2
Traditionalist79.320.8
No religion53.946.2
Marital status
Not married27.672.4
Married26.873.2
Residential status
Rural41.658.4
Urban9.490.6
Region of residence
Western35.364.7
Central28.871.2
Greater Accra32.967.1
Volta38.461.6
Eastern30.070.4
Ashanti27.672.4
Brong Ahafo31.668.4
Northern32.068.1
Upper east37.263.0
Upper west26.373.7
NHIS Subscription
No34.565.6
Yes23.576.5
Partner’s occupation
Primary48.052.0
Secondary16.883.2
Tertiary10.889.2
Frequency of watching TV
Not at all45.654.4
Less than once a week24.275.9
At least once a week16.084.0
Frequency of listening to radio
Not at all47.752.2
Less than a week32.167.9
At least once a week23.576.5
Frequency of reading newspaper
Not at all33.466.6
Less than once a week8.191.9
At least once a week6.393.7

Source: computed from 2014 GDHS.

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