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Table 1 Characteristics of indigents given and not given exemption cards in 2010

From: Is the process for selecting indigents to receive free care in Burkina Faso equitable?

    N Indigents selected by VHCs (not given cards) Indigents selected by COGESs (given cards)  
    N % % p
Predisposing factors Sex Male 826 48.8 49.1 0.92
Female 861 51.2 50.9
Age group (years) < 50 412 27.9 20.0 0.0001
50 to 69 687 41.6 39.7
> 69 588 30.5 40.3
Marital status Single 181 8.7 13.5 0.0001
Married 702 47.1 34.7
Widowed/divorced 728 39.8 47.4
Other 76 4.6 4.4
Enabling factors Income-generating activity No 1595 93.2 96.3 0.007
Yes 92 6.8 3.7
Household income Quintile1 338 21.7 17.9 0.048
Quintile2 337 19.0 21.2
Quintile3 338 18.0 22.6
Quintile4 338 20.4 19.6
Quintile5 336 20.9 18.7
Financial assistance from household for healthcare No 1182 33.0 26.0 0.002
Yes 505 67.0 74.0
Outside assistance for food Non 1404 86.4 79.3 0.0001
Oui 283 13.6 20.7
Instrumental assistance Not needed 987 62.8 58.5 0.0001
No 164 8.2 9.7
Yes 536 29.0 31.8
Cohabitation with Alone 865 50.0 53.3 0.006
Siblings/parents/friends 155 8.5 10.0
Spouse 158 8.2 10.8
Children 506 33.3 25.9
Needs Chronic illness No 911 56.5 50.9 0.024
Yes 776 43.5 49.1
Vision impairment No 891 59.0 45.1 0.0001
Yes 796 41.0 54.9
Limitations of mobility No 1030 64.0 57.4 0.004
Yes 657 36.0 42.6
Reduced muscle strength No 765 51.5 37.7 0.0001
Yes 922 41.5 62.3
Difficulties with fine finger movements No 1311 80.7 74.0 0.001
Yes 376 19.3 26.0
Difficulties with arm abduction No 1392 85.1 79.3 0.002
Yes 295 14.9 20.7
Utilization No   1224 27.1 27.9 0.7
  Yes   463 72.9 72.1