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Table 1 Extent of insurance coverage by background characteristics

From: Effects of spatial location and household wealth on health insurance subscription among women in Ghana

Variable Correlates N = 4910 Proportion registered
Wealth index* Poorest 546 29.9
  Poorer 607 32.42
  Middle 601 38.49
  Richer 607 45.67
  Richest 573 49.44
Region* Coastal 1509 29.86
  Central 967 49.53
  Northern 459 45.36
Respondent education* None 699 32.68
  Primary 679 31.18
  Secondary 1477 45.06
  Higher 79 58.34
Age* 15-19 628 38.56
  20-24 571 34.78
  25-29 486 41.56
  30-34 366 43.34
  35-39 365 42.57
  40-44 258 44.99
  45-49 259 39.44
Religion* Orthodox Christian 786 45.26
  Pentecostal/Other Christian 1430 39.64
  Moslem 444 39.82
  Traditional 159 22.38
  No religion 116 27.55
Health decision-making Alone 406 44.21
  Respondent & partner 697 45.42
  Partner alone/Someone 542 41.40
Small household purchases Alone 342 42.63
  Respondent & partner 666 45.69
  Partner alone/Someone 637 42.5
Large household purchases Alone 733 42.56
  Respondent & partner 561 44.49
  Partner alone/Someone 351 39.89
Variations in couples’ earnings More than partner 136 45.06
  Less than partner 938 45.06
  About the same 124 55.51
  Others 76 44.49
Partner’s education* No education 600 30.22
  Primary 161 30.58
  Secondary 1054 44.18
  Higher 124 63.22
  1. Chi-square: * p < 0.05.