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Table 3 Descriptive Statistics for women and men who endorsed gender variables in their respective coverage surveys

From: The role of gender power relations on women’s health outcomes: evidence from a maternal health coverage survey in Simiyu region, Tanzania

  Women (Yes)
wN (%)a
Men (Yes)
wN (%)a
Decision-making/ autonomy
 Women are able to leave the house 1525 (56.3%) 504 (46.9%)
 Women can make own decisions about health 1654 (61.1%) 302 (47.6%)
 Women can make major purchase decisions 872 (32.2%) 244 (42.3%)
 Women can make decisions to visit friends/family 1061 (39.2%) 991 (92.2%)
 Women/both make daily purchases 1499 (55.4%) 627 (41.7%)
 Women/both sell poultry 1480 (54.7%) 588 (54.7%)
 Women/both sell livestock 829 (69.4%) 377 (35.1%)
 Women/both decide how many children 1958 (72.3%) 777 (72.3%)
 Women decide how to use their own money 79 (21.5%) 425 (77.0%)
Labor sharing and roles
 Partner accompanied to ANC 868 (76.2%) NAb
 Partner accompanied to delivery 477 (68.2%) NA
 Husband attended HF for family NA 498 (46.3%)
Access to resources
 Woman has her own money 1614 (59.6%) NA
 Woman worked last week 1625 (60.0%) 324 (51.3%)
 Woman worked last year 491 (39.5%) 97 (35.7%)
 Access to mobile banking 667 (68.3%) NA
 Woman has own bank account 68 (2.5%) 6 (0.9%)
 Has mobile phone 977 (36.1%) NA
Norms and beliefs
 Husband justified in beating wife 2309 (85.3%) 815 (30.1%)
 Childbearing is women’s concern 668 (25.2%) 226 (21.8%)
 Doctor is necessary for delivery 3654 (98.6%) 1034 (97.9%)
 Should the husband accompany to ANC? 994 (94.4%) NA
 Should the husband accompany to delivery? 975 (92.7%) NA
 Contraception is women’s concern 827 (31.7%) 193 (18.7%)
 Contraception is for promiscuous women 266 (10.3%) 97 (9.7%)
 Woman has right to refuse sex from husband 676 (25.9%) 301 (29.4%)
 If woman refuses sex, husband has right to reprimand/get angry with her 1507 (57.3%) 496 (49.3%)
 Husband has right to refuse money 682 (25.8%) 195 (18.9%)
 Husband has right to use force for sex 683 (25.8%) 127 (12.4%)
 Husband has right to have sex with another woman 703 (27.2%) 204 (20.4%)
  1. aWeighted N (wN); bNA” refers to “Not Asked,” as not all gender variables were asked in both the men’s and women’s survey