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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Determinants of National Health Insurance enrolment in Ghana across the life course: Are the results consistent between surveys?

  SAGE GLSS
18-49 50 plus 18-49 50 plus
Variable Measure % N % N % N % N
Sex Male 48.89 437 52.43 2,202 46.03 13,129 45.73 4,337
Female 51.11 352 47.57 2,014 53.97 15,187 54.27 5,167
Marital Status Married 76.76 606 59.21 2,393 57.47 16,733 63.48 6,175
Separated/Divorced 7.69 61 12.97 598 5.65 1,393 11.4 904
Widowed 4.76 31 26.55 1,176 1.74 505 24.09 2,325
  Never married 10.79 91 1.27 49 35.15 9,685 1.03 100
Education None 37.65 323 64.14 2,740 19.33 7,296 44.19 5,104
Primary 21.74 165 11.04 459 56.83 15,095 43.63 3,462
Secondary 35.91 269 21.28 869 17.51 4,312 6.23 457
Tertiary 4.70 32 3.54 148 6.32 1,613 5.95 481
Age Mean 37.81 789 64.30 4,216 31.01 28,316 62.62 9,504
Employment status Employed in public sector 5.52 41 5.03 205 4.53 1,240 4.04 359
Not employed in public sector 94.48 748 94.97 4,011 95.47 27,076 95.96 9,145
Wealth Lower third 32.74 298 38.16 1,694 28.72 11,117 37.07 4,532
Middle third 32.74 252 33.14 1,375 33.35 9,052 34.48 2,952
Upper third 35.48 239 28.70 1,147 37.93 8,147 28.45 2,020
Region Greater Accra 16.81 110 13.80 487 19.59 3,231 13.84 759
Western 11.14 94 9.43 508 9.21 2,842 7.91 753
Central 9.10 89 9.60 451 8.63 2,394 9.36 860
Volta 8.20 73 9.64 400 8.05 2,495 9.37 984
Eastern 10.07 75 12.28 546 9.77 2,635 12.96 1,131
Ashanti 18.96 126 20.76 667 19.56 3,041 20.69 979
Brong Ahafo 10.29 76 8.41 402 9.42 2,676 9.42 857
Northern 7.94 67 8.36 381 9.33 3,567 8.45 1,010
Upper East 4.79 45 4.45 251 3.81 2,569 4.89 1,043
Upper West 2.69 34 3.26 123 2.64 2,866 3.13 1,128
Residence Urban 48.00 329 41.00 1,724 54.82 12,067 46.90 3,391
Rural 52.00 460 59.00 2,492 45.18 16,249 53.10 6,113
Disability Yes N/A   N/A   1.46 27,726 5.94 590
No N/A   N/A   98.54 434 94.06 8,863
  1. Source: SAGE 2007/2008, GLSS 2012/2013. Based on observations with complete information. All descriptive statistics are based on weights controlling for a multistage survey design.