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Table 3 Odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for mortality in relation to decision making, with adjustment for economic status, among adult women in rural communities, Butajira, 2003–2005

From: Young adult and middle age mortality in Butajira demographic surveillance site, Ethiopia: lifestyle, gender and household economy

Type of household decision making   cases n (%) referents n (%) adjusted OR (95%CI)
woman makes "big" decisions yes 31 (53) 120 (68) 1.00
  no 28 (47) 56 (32) 1.65 (0.96,2.85)
woman makes routine decisions yes 36 (61) 153 (87) 1.00
  no 23 (39) 23 (13) 2.00 (1.12, 3.56)
woman makes decisions to visit relatives and friends yes 30 (51) 138 (78) 1.00
  no 29 (49) 38 (22) 1.97 (1.13,3.40)
woman makes decisions to visit health facility yes 29 (49) 133 (76) 1.00
  no 30 (51) 43 (24) 1.83 (1.05,3.17)