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Table 3 Qualitative theme frequencies

From: Maternal, newborn and child health needs, opportunities and preferred futures in Arusha and Ngorongoro: hearing women’s voices

Topic Themes/subthemes Frequency Total
Perceptions It’s about survival 14 57 (28.4 %)
Knowing as a mother should 10
We are on our own 9
Women present/men absent 10
Women do/men decide 8
Lack of resources = lack of access 3
Experiences Not just more but better care 38 97 (48.2 %)
Do as you are told 9
So little for so many 15
MNCH as cultural 13
Responsible for everything and everyone 6
Making the covert overt/revealing family planning 12
Family planning as family progress 4
Preferred futures Envisioning a resource filled future 7 11 (5.5 %)
For our daughters 4
Socially speaking It’s a violent time 6 12 (6 %)
Further marginalized 4
When family values don’t value 2
Medically speaking Failing to provide care 12 17 (8.4 %)
Failing to care 5
Ethically speaking Desperately seeking ethical MNCH care 7 7 (3.5 %)
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