Affordability of Medical Care

Yemeni respondents were asked about the ease with which they can afford medical care. Figure 9 illustrates that, although more men than women report they can afford regular medical attention and medications, more men than women also report they cannot afford either emergency or medical care in general (Figure 9).

Education levels among Yemeni women appear to be tied to their varying abilities to afford medical care (Figure 10).

Figure 11 demonstrates that, as with holding a higher degree, women who work for pay were more likely to be able to afford regular medical care and necessary medications. Although only 157 respondents report working for pay, those women were almost three times as likely to afford regular visits and medications than women who do not work for pay, and all women (23%, 8% and 9% [Figure 9], respectively).