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Table 2 Distribution of health insurance coverage by sociodemographic characteristics (n = 14,443)

From: Sociodemographic patterns of health insurance coverage in Namibia

Sociodemographic characteristics Health Insurance Coverage No. (%)
No Yes p
Sex
 Men 3556 (79.8) 902 (20.2) < 0.001
 Women 8365 (83.8) 1620 (16.2)  
Age group
 15–19 2462 (90.1) 272 (10.0) < 0.001
 20–24 2220 (89.3) 265 (10.7)  
 25–29 1810 (86.2) 290 (13.8)  
 30–34 1421 (80.3) 348 (19.7)  
 35–39 1254 (78.9) 335 (21.1)  
 40–44 988 (73.7) 353 (26.3)  
 45–49 731 (69.2) 325 (30.8)  
 50–64 1035 (75.6) 334 (24.4)  
Education level
 No education 1165 (96.0) 48 (4.0) < 0.001
 Primary 3257 (93.9) 213 (6.1)  
 Secondary 7140 (82.2) 1548 (17.8)  
 Higher 359 (33.5) 713 (66.5)  
Wealth quintile
 Lowest 2265 (98.4) 36 (1.6) < 0.001
 Second 2559 (95.6) 119 (4.4)  
 Middle 2767 (90.8) 281 (9.2)  
 Fourth 2749 (81.3) 632 (18.7)  
 Highest 1581 (52.1) 1454 (47.9)  
Residence type
 Urban 5463 (74.3) 1888 (25.7) < 0.001
 Rural 6458 (91.1) 634 (8.9)  
Marital status
 Never married 6988 (87.9) 959 (12.1) < 0.001
 Currently married 1956 (63.2) 1137 (36.8)  
 Living with partner 2084 (88.8) 263 (11.2)  
 Formerly/ever married 893 (84.6) 163 (15.4)  
Occupation
 Professional 3523 (69.2) 1569 (30.8) < 0.001
 Agricultural 537 (83.4) 107 (16.6)  
 Manual 1123 (78.3) 312 (21.7)  
 Unemployed 6738 (92.7) 534 (7.3)  
Total 11,921 (82.5) 2522 (17.5)  
  1. p value corresponds to a chi-squared test