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Table 1 Background characteristics of study respondents

From: Does insurance protect individuals from catastrophic payments for surgical care? An analysis of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme at Korle-Bu teaching Hospital

VariablesTotal
Individual Characteristics % (N)
 Age (years)
  Mean age47.2 (SD± 1.188)
  <259.2% (18)
  25-3924.5% (48)
  40-6954.6% (107)
  ≥ 7011.7% (23)
 Sex
  Male43.9% (86)
  Female56.1% (110)
 Ethnicity
  Akan45.9% (90)
  Ga-Dangme23.5% (46)
  Ewe15.3% (30)
  Other15.3% (30)
 Marital Status
  Never married20.4% (40)
  Currently married54.1% (106)
  Formerly married25.5% (50)
 Education
  None11.2% (22)
  Primary26.0.% (51)
  Secondary42.9% (84)
  Tertiary19.9% (39)
 Employment Status
  Unemployed36.2% (71)
  Employed63.8% (125)
 Occupation
  Unemployed36.2% (71)
  Formal11.2% (22)
  Informal52.5% (103)
 Had a Procedure
  Yes83.2% (163)
  No13.3% (26)
  Missing7.5% (7)
Household Characteristics (mean)
 Household size6.2 (SD±0.348)
 Number of children2.8 (SD±0.140)
Sex of the house-hold head %(N)
 Male66.8% (131)
 Female18.4% (36)
 Missing14.8% (29)