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Table 3 Distribution of women by their age difference and decision making, 2016 EDHS

From: Spousal age difference and its effect on contraceptive use among sexually active couples in Ethiopia: evidence from the 2016 Ethiopia demographic and health survey

Variable Category Frequency Percent
Decision maker for using contraception
(n = 2788)
Mainly respondent 523 18.8
Mainly husband, partner 154 5.5
Joint decision 2108 75.6
Other 3 .1
Person who usually decides on respondent’s health care Respondent alone 760 10.5
Respondent and husband/partner 5163 71.0
Husband/partner alone 1322 18.2
Other 22 .3
Who decides how to spend respondent’s earnings(n = 1388) Respondent alone 318 22.9
Respondent and husband/partner 949 68.4
Husband/partner alone 121 8.7
Age of the husbands’ to women’s Negative (Age of wife is greater) 208 2.9
Age of husband is equal to that of wife 158 2.2
Age of husband is greater by ≤10 years 5710 78.6
Age of husband is greater by >10 years 1192 16.4
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