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Table 1 Background characteristics of respondents

From: Health insurance in Ghana: evaluation of policy holders’ perceptions and factors influencing policy renewal in the Volta region

Variable Number of respondents Percentage
Sex (n=279)   
  - Female 183 66
  - Male 96 34
Age (n=278)   
  - 18 – 24 55 19.8
  - 25 – 34 99 35.6
  - 35 – 44 57 20.5
  - >44 67 24.1
Mean = 36 (±0.85)   
Marital status (n=279)   
  - Single 97 34.8
  - Married 155 55.6
  - Divorced 7 2.5
  - Widowed 20 7.2
Educational level (n=277)   
  - None 21 7.9
  - Basic 85 30.7
  - Secondary 106 38.3
  - Tertiary 65 23.5
Income level (n=244)   
  - <GHS 100 46 20.5
  - GHS 100 – 300 88 39.3
  - GHS 301 – 500 62 27.7
  - >GHS 500 28 12.5
Mean = 458.7 (± 35.7)   
Religion (n=279)   
  - Christian 249 89.3
  - Moslem 29 10.4
  - Traditional 1 0.4
Occupation (n=272)   
  - Unemployed 46 16.9
  - Farmer 79 29.0
  - Civil/public servant 52 19.1
  - Trader/businessman 95 34.9
Perceived health status (n=270)   
  - Very good 54 20.0
  - Good 63 23.3
  - Fair 91 33.7
  - Poor 43 15.9
  - Very poor 19 7.0