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Table 1 Healthcare Utilization by basic demographic and socioeconomic characteristic, SAGE Wave 1, Ghana

From: Effect of socio-economic factors in utilization of different healthcare services among older adult men and women in Ghana

Variable Total Percentage
Healthcare facility
 Private 569 10.21
 Public 2474 44.39
 Traditional 123 2.21
 Charity 202 3.62
 Pharmacy 713 12.79
 No use of health services in previous 3 years 1492 26.77
Education
 None 2806 50.35
 Primary 1291 23.17
 Secondary 1287 23.09
 Tertiary 189 3.39
Gender
 Male 2824 50.67
 Female 2749 49.33
Insurance
 No 3544 63.59
 Yes 2029 36.41
Age category
 Adult 2722 48.84
 Elderly 2851 51.16
Employment
 Public 469 8.42
 Private 207 3.71
 Self-employed 4549 81.63
 Informal employment 348 6.24
Health status
 Very good 374 6.71
 Good 2150 38.58
 Moderate 2156 38.69
 Bad 730 13.10
 Very Bad 163 2.92
aIncome
 Quintile1 1081 19.40
 Quintile2 1100 19.74
 Quintile3 1104 19.81
 Quintile4 1127 20.22
 Quintile5 1161 20.83
  1. aIncome Quintile5 indicates the highest income and Quintile1 indicates the lowest income respectively