Affordability of Medical Care
The survey asked respondents about the affordability of different forms of medical care. Figure 10 compares men’s and women’s responses, and Figure 11 shows women’s responses by region.
Significantly more women than men said that they could afford regular medical visits and medications that they need (58% of women and 34% of men).
More than one-quarter of men (26%) said that they cannot afford medical care, which is more than three times the rate that women report (8%).
Almost seven in ten urban-dwelling women (69%) report being able to afford regular medical visits and necessary medications, compared to only 44% of rural-dwelling women.
Women living in rural areas are more than three times as likely as urban women to say that they cannot afford medical care at all (14% of rural residents and 4% of urban residents).