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Table 4 Adjusted logistic regression model for NHI awareness (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 Odds Ratio 95% Confidence Interval (CI) P-value
Age (years)
 < 20 (base) 1
 20–29 0.12 0.02–1.03 0.053*
 30–39 0.60 0.09–4.0 0.57
 40–49 0.50 0.07–3.54 0.49
 > 50 1.67 0.26–11.02 0.60
Sex
 Males 1.62 0.79–3.33 0.19
 Females (base) 1
Race
 Black (base) 1
 White 1.24 0.46–3.35 0.67
 Coloured 0.19 0.02–1.61 0.13
 Indians 1.40 0.42–4.63 0.60
 Other 0.95 0.08–11.71 1.0
Employment status
 Unemployed (base) 1
 Employed 0.88 0.38–2.04 0.77
 Retired 1.14 0.37–3.46 0.82
Education level
 Primary (base) 1
 Secondary 0.96 0.18–5.0 1.0
 Tertiary 3.51 0.66–18.65 0.14
  1. Base = 1.
  2. *: p < 0.05 therefore statistically significant