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Table 1 Percent of women's participation in decision making

From: Women's autonomy in household decision-making: a demographic study in Nepal

Background characteristics Own health care (%) Major household purchases (%) Purchases for daily household needs (%) Visits to her family or relatives (%) Number (nw)
Age      
15-19 17.0 15.5 18.0 20.1 784
20-24 37.1 35.2 38.8 40.2 1,606
25-29 48.5 51.2 58.0 54.8 1,664
30-34 52.0 62.3 67.9 64.2 1,265
35-39 55.2 65.3 72.0 68.2 1,135
40-44 58.6 71.7 75.3 75.0 1,016
45-49 60.3 71.3 74.6 77.0 788
Employment (past 12 months)      
Not employed 43.5 49.7 54.5 51.9 1,376
Employed for cash 59.6 72.7 77.4 75.4 2,438
Employed not for cash 41.4 42.8 47.8 47.6 4,443
Number of living children      
0 21.9 21.3 23.0 26.1 860
1-2 45.2 48.3 52.8 52.3 3,364
3-4 53.7 63.5 68.5 66.2 2,831
5+ 55.0 62.5 70.3 67.7 1,202
Residence      
Urban 54.6 63.9 71.8 67.7 1,226
Rural 45.8 50.8 55.2 54.6 7,031
Ecological zone      
Mountain 43.5 47.1 50.1 50.7 586
Hill 50.5 57.3 63.6 63.4 3,402
Terai 44.9 49.9 53.9 51.9 4,269
Development region      
Eastern 46.3 53.8 61.0 57.6 1,757
Central 46.7 54.5 61.5 56.9 2,736
Western 52.5 51.0 56.3 56.9 1,602
Mid-western 45.8 50.0 56.5 60.6 976
Far-western 43.1 51.8 46.4 50.5 1,187
Education      
No Education 47.4 54.9 59.3 58.3 5,110
Primary 44.7 49.2 54.3 52.0 1,404
Some secondary 45.0 44.0 50.8 51.2 1,197
SLC and above/higher 55.8 60.7 65.4 63.4 547
Wealth quintile      
Lowest 45.7 51.9 56.0 57.1 1,537
Second 49.6 52.7 57.0 56.3 1,642
Middle 42.7 45.5 49.3 49.6 1,747
Fourth 44.6 49.7 55.3 53.7 1,640
Highest 53.0 64.0 70.6 66.3 1,692
Total 47.1% 52.8% 57.6% 56.6% 8,257
  1. Notes: All chi-square (χ2) test showed statistically significant association with p < 0.05 at 95% CI; nw = weighted totals