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Table 1 1 Socio-economic characteristics of respondents

From: Perceptions and trends in the use of community pharmacies in Ghana

  Users   Non-Users   Overall   P-value
Frequency % Frequency % Frequency %  
Gender 0.071*
 Male 163 39.3 41 50 204 41  
 Female 252 60.7 41 50 293 59  
Marital Status   0.104
 Married 238 57.4 43 52.4 281 56.5  
 Consensual Union 8 1.9 2 2.4 10 2  
 Divorced 20 4.8 2 2.4 22 4.4  
 Separated 37 8.9 2 2.4 39 7.8  
 Widowed 33 8 9 11 42 8.5  
 Never Married 79 19 24 29.3 103 20.7  
Religion 0.521 0.521
 No Religion 18 4.3 2 2.4 20 4.02  
 Christian 370 89.2 74 90.2 444 89.3  
 Muslim 26 6.3 5 6.1 31 6.2  
 Traditional 1 0.2 1 1.2 2 0.4  
Educational Level   0.536
 None 43 10.4 12 14.6 55 11.1  
 Primary 63 15.2 15 18.3 78 15.7  
 Secondary 270 65.1 49 59.8 319 64.2  
 Tertiary 39 9.4 6 7.3 45 9.1  
Employment Status   0.214
 Unemployed 29 7 9 11 38 7.7  
 Employed 386 93 73 89 459 92.3  
Location Type   0.153
 Rural 105 25.3 25 30.5 130 26.2  
 Urban 310 74.7 57 69.5 367 73.8  
Insurance Status   0.001**
 Yes 253 61 33 40.2 286 57.5  
 No 162 39 49 59.8 211 42.5  
Type Of Insurance   0,718
 Private Insurance 1 0.4 0 0 1 0.3  
 NHIS 252 99.6 33 100 285 99.7  
Had Minor Ailments   0.000**
 Yes 343 82.7 7 8.5 350 70.4  
 No 72 17.3 75 91.5 147 29.6  
  1. Source: Constructed by authors based on field data * Significant At 1% ** Significant At 10%. (N = 497)