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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Factors influencing healthcare use among poor older females under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty programme in Atwima Nwabiagya District, Ghana

Variable Category N = 156 %
Age (years) 65–69 47 30.1
70–74 33 21.2
75–79 20 12.8
80–84 22 14.1
85–89 5 3.2
90 and above 29 18.6
Ethnic group Akan 131 84.0
Northerner 25 16.0
Religion Christianity 130 83.3
Islam 23 14.7
African traditional religion 3 1.9
Marital status Single 125 80.1
Marital status 31 19.9
Education No formal education 104 66.7
Basic school education 37 23.7
High school education 15 9.6
Monthly income (GH¢) 100.00 or less 56 35.9
101.00–200.00 60 38.5
201.00–300.00 29 18.6
Above 300 11 7.1
Have you ever registered for health insurance? (NHIS) Yes 150 96.2
No 6 3.8
  1. Respondents who were widowed/widower, divorce or separated were considered as single