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Table 4 Health Systems and Community Factors by Insurance Status

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

VariableHealth insurance statusP-value (Fischer’s exact test)
 InsuredUninsured 
Regular health care provider % (N)
 Yes86.5 (109)76.1 (51)0.074
 No13.5 (17)23.9 (16)
Type of health facility
 Tertiary/Teaching Hospital45.7 (58)42.0 (29)0.871
 Public/Quasi/Private Hospital19.7 (25)23.2 (16)
 Polyclinic28.3 (36)30.4 (21)
 Other6.3 (8)4.4 (3)
Distance to home facility
 <1 KM-10 KM11.8 (15)13.0 (9)0.526
 11-15KM16.6 (21)17.4 (12)
 16-20KM41.7 (53)49.3 (34)
 >20 KM29.9 (38)20.3 (14)
Healthcare utilization
 Mean number of health facility visits (in last three months)3.12.20.003