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Table 2 Description and measurements of explanatory variables

From: Subscribers’ perception of quality of services provided by Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme - what are the correlates?

Explanatory variables Description
Age Age of respondent (years)
Age square Age of respondent square: square of age
Out-of-pocket payment Out-of-pocket (OoP) healthcare payment status: doesn’t pay = 0+; pays = 1
Wealth Wealth status of respondenta: poor = 0+; average = 1; rich = 2
Media access Access to media: none = 0+; partial access (used at least newspapers, radio, or tv) = 1; full access (used newspapers, radio, and tv) = 2
Education Educational status of respondent: no education = 0+; basic = 1; at least secondary = 2
Region Administrative region of residence: Greater Accra = 0+; Western = 1; Central = 2; Volta = 3; Eastern = 4; Ashanti = 5; Brong-Ahafo = 6; Northern = 7; Upper East = 8; Upper West = 9
Male Gender of respondent: male = 1; female =0+
Urban Place of residence: urban = 1; rural = 0+
  1. +implies reference category
  2. aComputed by recoding the original wealth quintile in the GDHS; poorest/poorer = poor, middle = average, and richer/richest = rich