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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of individuals who sought care for malaria by insurance status

From: Malaria care seeking behavior of individuals in Ghana under the NHIS: Are we back to the use of informal care?

  Health insurance status  
Insured (%) Uninsured (%) P-value*
N = 211 N = 154  
Sex    
 Female 59 53 P = 0.254
 Male 41 47  
Age    
 <18 years 59 75 P = 0.007
 18-69 years 37 24  
≥70 years 4 1  
Education    
 No education 30 33 P = 0.172
 Some primary/primary 37 45  
 Middle/JSS** 23 17  
 Secondary or higher 10 5  
Residence    
 Urban 64 51 P = 0.015
 Rural 36 49  
Wealth quintiles    
 First (poor) 10 22 P = 0.000
 Second 13 27  
 Middle 17 19  
 Fourth 27 16  
 Fifth (non-poor) 33 16  
Health facility in community    
 Yes 65 48 P = 0.001
 No 35 52  
  1. *Chi-square test.
  2. **Juniour Secondary School.
  3. Source: Household data January to April, 2011.