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Table 1 Health insurance ownership and socio-demographic characteristics of study population

From: Determinants of health insurance ownership among women in Kenya: evidence from the 2008–09 Kenya demographic and health survey

Variable N %
Covered by health insurance   
No 7,831 92.8
Yes 604 7.2
Employment sector   
Formal employment 2,116 25.1
Informal employment 2,568 30.5
Not working 3,739 44.4
Marital status   
Never married 2,540 30.1
Married 5,041 59.7
Formerly married 863 10.2
Exposure to media   
Frequency of reading newspaper   
Not all 4,921 58.3
Sometimes 2,949 35.0
Almost everyday 566 6.7
Frequency of listening to radio   
Not all 1,551 18.4
Sometimes 2,006 23.8
Almost everyday 4,881 57.8
Frequency of watching television   
Not all 4,602 54.5
Sometimes 1,636 19.4
Almost everyday 2,204 26.1
Education   
No education 1,242 14.7
Primary 4,404 52.2
Secondary or higher 2,798 33.1
Age (Years)   
15-19 1,767 20.9
20-24 1,744 20.7
25-29 1,423 16.9
30-34 1,180 14.0
35-39 930 11.0
40-44 730 8.7
45-49 670 7.9
Gender of household head   
Male 5,352 63.4
Female 3,092 36.6
Number of household members   
1-4 members 3,363 39.8
5+ members 5,081 60.2
Household wealth status   
Poorest/poorer 2,983 35.3
Middle 1,455 17.2
Richer/richest 4,006 47.4
Place of residence   
Urban 2,615 31.0
Rural 5,829 69.0
Province   
Central 973 11.5
Coast 1,149 13.6
Eastern 1,127 13.4
North Eastern 608 7.2
Nairobi 952 11.3
Nyanza 1,318 15.6
Rift Valley 1,278 15.1
Western 1,039 12.3
Total 8,444 100.0
  1. Note: Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding off.