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Table 5 Percentage distribution of insured and uninsured members of partially insured households by selected characteristics

From: Refusal to enrol in Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: is affordability the problem?

Characteristic Health insurance status Pearson’s χ 2 Total a
Uninsured Insured
Sex    29.76***  
  Male 52.96 47.04 1,520
  Female 43.48 56.52 1,810
Age (years)    50.33***  
  Under 5 44.97 55.03 527
  6–17 44.34 55.66 1,666
  18–69 53.23 46.77 1,533
  70+ 25.95 74.05   131
Perceived health status    25.80***  
  Excellent 50.82 49.18 1,216
  Very good 48.81 51.19 1,467
  Good 40.82 59.18 414
  Fair 40.44 59.56 183
  Poor 26.09 73.91 46
Chronic illness    45.03***  
  No 48.90 51.10 3,217
  Yes 16.81 83.19 113
Sector of employment    1.061  
  Informal 47.94 52.06 3256
  Formal 41.89 58.11 74
  1. Source: Household survey, 2011.
  2. Notes: aPercentages are based on row totals.
  3. ***Significant at 1%.