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Table 1 Demographic and Socio-economic characteristics of the study participants in West. Gojjam Zone, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 690)

From: Determinants of community-based health insurance implementation in west Gojjam zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study design

Variable Description Frequency n (%)
Sex Male 598 (89.7)
Female 62 (10.3)
Age Less than 30 years 46 (7.1)
30–39 years 165 (25.7)
40–49 years 186 (28.9)
50–59 years 165 (25.7)
60 years and above 80 (12.5)
Marital status Married 561 (84.1)
Single 26 (3.9)
Divorced 42 (6.3)
Widowed 24 (3.6)
Education Not able to read and write 83 (15.5)
Able to read and write 228 (42.7)
Primary school [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8] 169 (31.6)
Secondary school & above 54 (10.1)
Occupation Farmers 636 (95.4)
Merchants 6 (0.9)
Housewifes 1 (0.1)
Daily laborers 13 (1.9)
Others 3 (0.4)
Family size ≤ 3 members 134 (20.7)
4–6 members 342 (53)
> 6 members 170 (26.3)
Household’s wealth Poorest (1st quintile) 148 (23.2)
Poor (2nd quintile) 11 (17.4)
Medium (3rd quintile) 129 (20.2)
Rich (4th quintile) 127 (19.9)
Richest (5th quintile) 124 (19.4)