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Table 1 Quantitative survey: socio-demographic and economic characteristics of participants

From: Feasibility of introducing compulsory community health fund in low resource countries: views from the communities in Liwale district of Tanzania

Variables (n = 387) Number (%)
Sex:  
  Male 224 (57.9)
  Female 163 (42.1)
Age (years):  
  20 or less 11 (2.8)
  21 – 40 208 (53.8)
  41 – 60 136 (35.1)
  60 + 32 (8.3)
  Median (IQR), years 38 (30-50)
  Number of household members (mean ± SD) 5 ± 2.6
Education level:  
  No formal education 104 (26.9)
  Primary education 249 (64.3)
  Secondary education 34 (8.8)
Occupation:  
  Farmers (Subsitance) 347 (89.7)
  Employed 2 (0.5)
  Self employed 10 (2.6)
  Peasant & employed 28 (7.2)
CHF membership state:  
  Active member 104 (26.9)
  Never been a member 249 (64.3)
  Dropped from membership 34 (8.8)
Acceptability of CCHF  
  In favour of CCHF 216 (55.8)
  Did not favour CCHF 171 (44.2)