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Table 1 Background characteristics of respondents (n = 36140)

From: Unawareness of health insurance expiration status among women of reproductive age in Northern Ghana: implications for achieving universal health coverage

Background characteristicsNumberPercent
Age group
 15–1976021.03
 20–34162144.85
 35–49123334.12
Highest level of education
 None211358.47
 Primary/junior high school120133.23
 Secondary/tertiary2837.83
 Other170.47
Functional literacy (ability to read and understand)
 Yes112331.07
 No249168.93
Marital status
 Not married yet (single)86623.96
 Married254470.39
 Widowed1734.79
 Devoiced/separated280.77
Marriage type
 Polygamous88534.79
 Monogamous163964.43
 Do not know200.79
Occupation
 Farming123134.06
 Trading60216.66
 Artisan45012.45
 No occupation/housewife48313.36
 Civil servant521.44
 Student68318.90
 Other1133.13
Religion
 Christianity204056.45
 Traditional3269.02
 Islam119633.09
 No religion521.44
Area of residence
 Urban3269.02
 Semi-urban51214.17
 Rural277676.81
District of residence
 Bolga M.3469.62
 Bongo47213.13
 Builsa59016.41
 Garu/Tempani94926.40
 Bawku West3228.96
 Talensi/Nabdam3529.79
 Bawku East56415.69
SES (wealth index)
 Quintile 1 (poorest)76021.03
 Quintile 2121233.54
 Quintile 32637.28
 Quintile 472720.12
 Quintile 5 (richest)65218.04
Autonomy
 Not autonomous123034.03
 Semi-autonomous60716.80
 Autonomous70719.56