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Table 1 Participants’ Demographics (n = 244)

From: Public engagement in the development of the National Health Insurance: a study involving patients from a central hospital in South Africa

Variables Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Sex
 Male 97 39.75
 Female 147 60.25
Race
 Black 166 68.03
 White 36 14.75
 Coloured 18 7.38
 Indian 19 7.79
 Other 5 2.05
Employment status
 Employed 76 31.15
 Semi-employed 12 4.92
 Unemployed 122 50.00
 Retired 34 13.93
Education level
 No education 1 0.41
 Primary 13 5.33
 Secondary 137 56.15
 Tertiary 93 38.11