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Table 2 Summary statistics of variables of interest, Nigeria 2010

From: Investigating determinants of catastrophic health spending among poorly insured elderly households in urban Nigeria

Notation Variables of interest Description Mean SDa Min Max
HHs Household size Household size 4.88 3.12 1 24
Sex Sex: Sex of the household head
  Female Female head dummy 0.22 0.42 0 1
  Male Male head dummy 0.78 0.42 0 1
Age Age Age of household head 54.73 15.09 18.00 102.00
Age_fem Age and Gender Interaction term for age*gender 13.17 25.7 0 95
Edu Education of household head 1: has attended school, 0 - otherwise 0.72 0.45 0 1
Eldn1 Proportion of households with >1 elderly member 1: has >1 elderly, 0 otherwise 0.52 0.50 0 1
Occu Proportion of households that are self employed 1: head of household is self-employed, 0 otherwise 0.51 0.50 0 1
Phf Proportion of households using private health facilities 1: household uses private health facilities, 0 otherwise 0.08 0.27 0 1
Bednet Health promoting measure – bednets type: Proportion of households using bednets
B1 Untreated bednet 1: yes, 0 otherwise 0.07 0.26 0 1
B2 Treated bednet use < 6 months 1: yes, 0 otherwise 0.19 0.39 0 1
B3 Treated bednet use > 6 months 1: yes, 0 otherwise 0.06 0.23 0 1
B4 No bednet 1: none, 0 otherwise 0.68 0.47 0 1
Hosp At least one member has been hospitalised 1: yes, 0 otherwise 0.03 0.18 0 1
Selfdiff At least one member has a self-care difficulty 1: yes, 0 otherwise 0.04 0.19 0 1
NHIS Proportion of households without NHIS coverage 1: yes, 0 otherwise 0.60 0.49 0 1
Infs Proportion of households with informal financing support 1: yes, 0 otherwise 0.40 0.49 0 1
  1. Author’s calculations based on the NGHPS 2010 data (N = 1176), urban elderly households sample
  2. aS.D: standard deviation