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Table 3 Themes and categories from the interviews with women N = 40

From: Women’s well-being and reproductive health in Indian mining community: need for empowerment

Themes Categories
Socio-economic, cultural and environmental well-being Not having enough money
Not having the basic necessities of life
Less work opportunities
Loss of agricultural fields
Husbands are not financially support family
No education for self and children
Lack of clean water, sanitation, firewood, open spaces, forest produce
Women’s status, role and well-being Gender differences/ inequality
Performing socially constructed roles
Less attention to self
Inability to make reproductive health choices
Feeling of powerlessness and isolation
Less freedom of choice and mobility
Health, gender preference and cultural well-being Susceptibility of acute and chronic illness
Illness and dependence on medications
Psychological stress and anxiety
Gender preference
Unable to obtain or use information
Difficulties in obtaining help/ access to healthcare
Marital relationship, support and decision-making well-being Wife beating
Family disharmony/stress
Poor marital relationship
Strained relationship with in-laws
  No hope for the future