Availability of Medical Services

Women were also asked about the availability of medical services in the areas where they live. Less than three in ten women (29%) find that medical services are easily available, while almost six in ten women (59%) say that they are not easily available, and slightly more than one in ten women (12%) find medical services completely lacking.

Figure 5 shows that there are differences in access to medical services among women by area in which they live, whether they are Arabic- and Amazigh-speakers, and by their educational levels. Access to health care is affected both by urban/rural residency and by primary language spoken (Amazigh and Arabic).