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Table 4 Total household expenditure and its components expressed as a percentage of the respondent’s salary

From: Assessing health workers’ revenues and coping strategies in Nigeria — a mixed-methods study

Percentage category Food Education* Dependents Rent #Utilities Transport
n % n % n % n % n % n %
20 or less 59 35.8 61 37.0 117 71.0 151 91.5 130 78.8 142 86.1
21–50 68 41.2 39 23.6 37 22.4 6 3.7 26 15.8 14 8.5
51–100 25 15.2 34 20.6 5 3.0 3 1.8 5 3.0 4 2.4
Above 100 5 3.0 27 16.4 3 1.8 2 1.2 2 1.2 0 0.0
Missing 8 4.8 4 2.4 3 1.8 3 1.8 2 1.2 5 3.0
Total 165 100 165 100 165 100 165 100 165 100 165 100
  1. *Education refers to termly school fees paid in September. Health workers were asked for their previous month’s expenditure (data were collected in October).
  2. #Utilities include water, electricity, fuel for generators, recharge cards for cell phones (communication).