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Table 2 Measurement of Variables

From: Differences in the determinants of health insurance enrolment among working-age adults in two regions in Ghana

Dependent Variable Operational Measurement
Health insurance enrolment NHIS enrolment 0 = Uninsured and 1 = Insured 0 = currently uninsured and 1 = currently insured
Key Independent Variable Operational Measurement
Rural-urban location 0 = Urban and 1 = Rural
Type of health insurance enrollment 0 = Other insurance and 1 = Enrolled in NHIS
Age Continuous positive whole numbers in years
Sex 0 = Female and 1 = Male
Marital Status 1 = Never married, 2 = Married and 3 = Divorced
Religion 0 = Other religion and 1 = Christian
Household size Continuous positive whole numbers of the number of household members
Educational Level 1 = No education, 2 = Basic education and 3 = Secondary education and above
Employment Status 0 = Unemployed and 1 = Employed
Type of Employment 0 = part-time employment and 1 = Full-time employment
Occupation 1 = Farmer, 2 = Artisan/Trader, 3 = Labourer/Casual, Managerial/Professional, 5 = Business Owner
Annual Income Amount earned measured in Ghana Cedis
Wealth Status 1 = poorest; 2 = poor; 3 = average; 4 = rich and 5 = richest (per capita household food and non-food consumption expenditure)
Frequency of health facility visits Continuous positive whole numbers of the number of health facility visits within the last 6 months prior to the survey
Health Status 1 = Bad health, 2 = Fair health and 3 = Good Health
Time taken from home to facility Continuous positive whole numbers of the time in minutes it takes to move by road from home to health facility
Ownership of Health Facility 0 = Private and 1 = Public