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Table 2 Decomposition of the concentration indices for access to selected maternal and child health interventions in Ethiopia, 2011

From: Inequalities in utilization of maternal and child health services in Ethiopia: the role of primary health care

  Contribution of need and non-need factors to the concentration indices for access to MCH care
  Medical treatment for Diarrhea Skilled birth attendance Measles immunization Modern Contraceptive
  Absolute % Absolute % Absolute % Absolute %
Need factors         
Demographic 0.0002 0.1 −0.0079 −1.1 0.0012 1.4 −0.0038 −1.4
Health status 0a 0.0 −0.0072 −1.0 - - 0.0000 0.0
Subtotal 0.0002 0.1 −0.0151 −2.1 0.0012 1.4 −0.0038 −1.4
Non-need factors         
Wealth index 0.0510 33.5 0.1162 15.9 0.0578 68.2 0.1605 58.4
Educational attainment (women) 0.0294 19.3 0.1779 24.4 0.0175 20.7 0.0449 16.4
Educational attainment (men) 0.0205 13.4 0.0510 7.0 −0.0033 −3.8 0.0021 0.8
Area of residence (rural) 0.0158 10.4 0.2984 40.9 −0.0019 −2.3 0.0265 9.7
Subtotal 0.1097 77.0 0.6434 88.2 0.0702 82.8 0.2341 85.2
Residual 0.0355 22.8 0.1015 13.9 0.0134 15.8 0.0443 16.1
Total 0.1523   0.7299   0.0847   0.2747  
Horizontal inequity index 0.1521   0.7450   0.0835   0.2784  
Adjusted R2 0.05   0.35   0.13   0.21  
  1. Note: aOmitted from the analysis as recent episode of diarrhea was highly correlated with medical care seeking