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Table 5 Subscriber attitude towards capitation payment

From: Does capitation payment under national health insurance affect subscribers’ trust in their primary care provider? a cross-sectional survey of insurance subscribers in Ghana

Statement category (N=344) Answer categories
(Strongly) agree (Strongly) dis-agree Don't Know χ; P-value
  Frequency (%)  
Capitation is meant to punish the people in Ashanti 199 (58) 80 (23) 65 (19)  
 Male (n=63) 38 (60) 16 (25) 9 (15) 1.200; 0.753
 Female (n=281) 161 (57) 64 (23) 56 (20)
 Urban (n=188) 112 (60) 45 (24) 31 (16) 1.811; 0.613
 Rural (n=156) 87 (56) 35 (22) 34 (29)
Capitation was brought to Ashanti because of politics 199 (58) 80 (23) 65 (19)  
 Male 38 (60) 16 (25) 9 (15) 1.200; 0.753
 Female 161 (57) 64 (23) 56 (20)
 Urban 112 (60) 45 (24) 31 (16) 1.811; 0.613
 Rural 87 (56) 35 (22) 34 (22)
Capitation contributes to the death of the people 169 (49) 103 (30) 72 (21)  
 Male 33 (52) 15 (24) 15 (24) 2.160; 0.540
 Female 138 (49) 88 (31) 57 (20)
 Urban 102 (54) 49 (26) 37 (20) 4.679; 0.197
 Rural 67 (43) 54 (35) 35 (22)
Capitation causes frustration at the health facilities 223 (65) 84 (24) 37 (11)  
 Male 46 (73) 14 (22) 3 (5) 3.973; 0.264
 Female 177 (63) 70 (25) 34 (15)
 Urban 131 (70) 39 (21) 18 (9) 5.053; 0.168
 Rural 92 (59) 45 (29) 19 (12)
  1. Source: Authors’ household survey, 2014