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Table 2 Household relationships among mothers of under-five children who sought care for diarrhea and ARI symptoms from health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, 2012–2016

From: Household relationships and healthcare seeking behaviour for common childhood illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-national mixed effects analysis

  Health facility care for diarrhea Health facility care for ARI symptoms
Variables Western Africa Central Africa Eastern Africa Southern Africa sub-Saharan Africa Western Africa Central Africa Eastern Africa Southern Africa sub-Saharan Africa
Maternal marital profile
 Never married 46.2 40 43.2 63 50.1 48.2 51 55.4 64.3 55.3
 First order marriage, monogamy 42.7 33.2 36.7 59.2 43.4 44.7 34.8 45.7 63.3 46.3
 First order marriage, polygyny 40.6 28.6 51.4 56.9 41.2 42.2 29.9 53.3 59.3 44.4
 Higher order marriage, monogamy 45.1 37.8 31.9 55.8 44.7 47.0 36.5 30.3 60.6 45.5
 Higher order marriage, polygyny 39.2 29.2 41.6 56.2 39.9 39 27.2 50.8 55.6 40.3
 Formerly married 44.4 31.4 41.7 58.6 44.3 44.4 28.7 50.1 64.7 46.9
Maternal relationship to household head
 Head 46.5 30.7 48.1 58.6 46.8 50.9 34.3 50.4 65.6 50.5
 Wife 40.1 32.6 41.7 58.5 42 41.7 33.6 48.2 61.3 44.4
 Daughter/in-law 47.2 32.5 35.4 60.3 45.5 46.7 34.2 48.7 61 47.5
 Others 48.7 36.2 34.5 59.8 46.7 50.2 36.8 49.1 71.5 51.7