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Table 1 Background characteristics of respondents

From: Financing COVID-19 vaccination in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from a nation-wide willingness to pay (WTP) survey in Ghana

Socio-demographic characteristics Statistics
Sex Freq. (f) Percent (%)
  Male 375 54.35
  Female 315 45.65
Total 690 100.00
Age range
  18–23 99 15.28
  24–29 160 24.69
  30–35 208 32.10
  36–41 100 15.43
  42–47 37 5.71
  48 and above 44 6.79
Total 648 100.00
Average age (years) (Obs. = 628; mean, Std. Dev.) 32.70 10.091
Education
  No formal education 105 15.33
  Primary 22 3.21
  Middle/JSS/JHS 21 3.07
  Secondary (SSS/SHS) 68 9.93
  Tertiary 469 68.47
Total 685 100.00
Occupation
  Artisan 29 4.30
  Farmer 50 7.42
  Teacher 135 20.03
  Health worker 172 25.52
  Trader 109 16.17
  Other (please specify) 179 26.56
Total 674 100.00
Region
  Ashanti Region 36 5.32
  Ahafo Region 5 0.74
  Brong-Ahafo Region 11 1.62
  Bono-East Region 17 2.51
  Central Region 75 11.08
  Eastern Region 74 10.93
  Greater Accra Region 172 25.41
  Northern Region 26 3.84
  Oti Region 2 0.30
  Upper East Region 12 1.77
  Upper West Region 21 3.10
  Volta Region 156 23.04
  Western Region 58 8.57
  Western-North Region 12 1.77
Total 677 100.00
Marital status
  Divorced 16 2.43
  Living together 29 4.41
  Married 293 44.53
  Never married 301 45.74
  Separated 13 1.98
  Widowed 6 0.91
Total 658 100.00
Religious affiliation
  Christian 621 90.39
  Moslem 53 7.71
  Traditionalist 9 1.31
  Other (specify) 4 0.58
Total 687 100.00
Will pay for COVID-19 vaccine
  No 311 44.88
  Yes 382 55.12
Total 693 100.00
Average amount (GHC) willing to pay (Obs. = 319, Mean, Std. Dev.) 37.80 65.50
  1. Source: Field Survey, 2020