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Table 2 Percentage of women’s households with selected global network SES index items by site

From: Development of the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research’s socioeconomic status index for use in the network’s sites in low and lower middle-income countries

Item All sites, (N = 49,536) Central America Asia Africa
Guatemala, (N = 10,287) Belagavi, India, (N = 7309) Nagpur, India, (N = 7776) Pakistan, (N = 4416) Democratic Republic of Congo, (N = 6998) Kenya, (N = 7104) Zambia, (N = 5646)
Housing conditions
 Finished floor material 53.0 75.6 80.5 69.0 49.6 0.4 17.5 66.9
 Flush toilet 26.0 42.7 32.2 59.3 25.7 0.1 0.5 6.5
 LPG/electricity for cooking fuel 27.2 19.3 55.6 74.7 24.7 0.0 1.2 7.9
 Improved source of drinking water 82.6 96.0 92.6 97.7 87.6 39.6 74.4 84.4
 More than one room in home 81.1 95.4 96.4 95.5 58.0 52.7 62.5 92.0
Household assets
 Electricity 60.3 95.6 98.8 98.1 62.7 0.1 8.6 32.1
 Television 53.2 79.3 86.6 90.6 33.3 0.4 11.2 44.3
 Refrigerator 19.2 25.7 22.2 45.9 14.1 0.0 1.4 17.0
 Smart phone 33.7 64.8 54.4 29.5 13.6 0.2 22.1 27.9
 Car 8.3 17.8 12.7 6.5 9.2 0.1 1.2 6.4
 Motorbike 34.1 23.0 68.4 73.4 53.1 4.9 15.5 1.0
 Bicycle 41.4 36.9 45.7 63.4 1.7 43.2 37.1 48.2
  1. No participants at the DRC site had LPG/electricity for cooking fuel