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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics (N = 1789)

From: Informal politics and inequity of access to health care in Lebanon

  Frequency % Sample Receiving Health Aid
Frequency %
Age     
<30 268 14.98% 106 39.55%
30-40 565 31.58% 182 32.21%
40-50 632 35.33% 226 35.76%
50-60 245 13.69% 82 33.47%
>60 79 4.42% 26 32.91%
Female 974 54.44% 360 36.96%
Reported household monthly ncome     
<=500 489 27.33% 192 39.26%
501-1000 863 48.24% 281 32.56%
1001-2000 346 19.34% 113 32.66%
2001-3000 63 3.52% 24 38.10%
> = 3001 28 1.57% 12 42.86%
Education     
Elementary 261 14.54% 119 45.59%
Intermediate 570 31.86% 196 33.86%
Secondary 427 23.87% 128 29.98%
Vocational 131 7.32% 53 40.46%
University 352 19.68% 113 32.10%
Higher degree 48 2.68 16 33.33%
High status profession* 210 11.74% 79 37.62%
Sectarian identity     
Christian 782 43.71% 240 30.69%
Shia 414 23.14% 164 39.61%
Sunni 351 19.62% 137 39.03%
Druze 73 4.08% 26 35.62%
Orthodox 56 3.13% 23 41.07%
None 113 6.32% 32 28.32%
Reported political party support     
Free Patriotic Movement 162 9.06% 46 28.40%
Lebanese Forces 96 5.37% 34 35.42%
Kataeb 23 1.29% 3 13.04%
Future Movement 140 7.83% 74 52.86%
Hezbollah 121 6.76% 41 33.88%
Amal Movement 48 2.68% 36 75.00%
Progressive Socialist Party 44 2.46% 15 34.09%
Others 143 7.99% 61 42.66%
Do not support any party 1012 56.57% 312 30.83%
  1. *High status professions include legislator, top manager, director, specialized professional (i.e. law, medicine), technician or assistant in a specialized profession, armed forces, and member of religious clergy.