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Table 2 Characteristics of the study sample: Women versus men

From: Examining gender differentials and determinants of private health insurance coverage in Zambia

  FEMALE (%) Sample (N) MALE (%) Sample (N)
Marital Status
 Not in marital union 44.1 6035 47 5704
 In marital union 55.9 7648 53 6428
Age Group
 15–24 41.9 5733 39.7 4813
 25–34 30 4100 25.6 3104
 35–44 21.6 2950 19.6 2377
 45+ 6.6 900 15.2 1838
Media Exposure
 No Exposure 36.4 4979 20.2 2454
 Exposed 63.6 8704 79.8 9678
Wealth Category
 Poor 35.3 4828 34.3 4164
 Middle 18.1 2477 20 2422
 Rich 46.6 6377 45.7 5546
Educational level
 No education 7.7 1054 4.1 492
 Primary 44.3 6059 38.9 4722
 Secondary 42.5 5816 48.8 5918
 Tertiary 5.5 755 8.2 1000
Type of place of residence
 Urban 46.6 6374 44.1 5346
 Rural 53.4 7309 55.9 6786
Occupation Type
 Not Working 47.9 6547 20.6 2493
 Professional 4 550 7 843
 Clerical 0.5 73 0.5 61
 Sales 15.7 2146 6.5 785
 Agriculture - self employed 17.9 2443 25.4 3074
 Household and domestic 4.4 600 4.9 596
 Services 2.4 330 3.6 432
 Skilled manual 1 137 15.9 1927
 Unskilled manual 6.2 844 15.8 1911