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Table 1 Distribution of the population by sociodemographic characteristics, stratified by sex

From: Sociodemographic patterns of health insurance coverage in Namibia

Sociodemographic characteristics All No. (%) Men No. (%) Women No. (%)
Sex
 Men 4458 (30.9)
 Women 9985 (69.1)
Age group
 15–19 2734 (18.9) 880 (19.7) 1854 (18.6)
 20–24 2485 (17.2) 769 (17.3) 1716 (17.2)
 25–29 2100 (14.5) 609 (13.7) 1491 (14.9)
 30–34 1769 (12.3) 512 (11.5) 1257 (12.6)
 35–39 1589 (11.0) 451 (10.1) 1138 (11.4)
 40–44 1341 (9.3) 400 (9.0) 941 (9.4)
 45–49 1056 (7.3) 308 (6.9) 748 (7.5)
 50–64 1369 (9.5) 529 (11.9) 840 (8.4)
Education level
 No education 1213 (8.4) 491 (11.0) 722 (7.2)
 Primary 3470 (24.0) 1172 (26.3) 2298 (23.0)
 Secondary 8688 (60.2) 2466 (55.3) 6222 (62.3)
 Higher 1072 (7.4) 329 (7.4) 743 (7.4)
Wealth quintile
 Lowest 2301 (15.9) 668 (15.0) 1633 (16.4)
 Second 2678 (18.5) 861 (19.3) 1817 (18.2)
 Middle 3048 (21.1) 1003 (22.5) 2045 (20.5)
 Fourth 3381 (23.4) 1036 (23.2) 2345 (23.5)
 Highest 3035 (21.0) 890 (20.0) 2145 (21.5)
Residence type
 Urban 7351 (50.9) 2210 (49.6) 5141 (51.5)
 Rural 7092 (49.1) 2248 (50.4) 4844 (48.5)
Marital status
 Never married 7947 (55.0) 2628 (59.0) 5319 (53.3)
 Currently married 3093 (21.4) 974 (21.9) 2119 (21.2)
 Living with partner 2347 (16.3) 678 (15.2) 1669 (16.7)
 Formerly/ever married 1056 (7.3) 178 (4.0) 878 (8.8)
Occupation
 Professional 5092 (35.3) 1267 (28.4) 3825 (38.3)
 Agricultural 644 (4.5) 442 (9.9) 202 (2.0)
 Manual 1435 (9.9) 1063 (23.8) 372 (3.7)
 Unemployed 7272 (50.4) 1686 (37.8) 5586 (55.9)
Total 14,443 (100.0) 4458 (100.0) 9985 (100.0)