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Table 1 Socio-demographic and health profiles of the participants

From: Correlates of out-of-pocket and catastrophic health expenditures in Tanzania: results from a national household survey

Variables Adult population (n = 7279) Older population (n = 1018)
  Percentage/Mean (SD) Percentage/Mean (SD)
Age in years 37.7 (16.5) 70.5 (8.1)
Gender:   
Male 46.5 46.9
Female 53.5 53.0
Marital status:   
Single/Married 86.0 58.9
Widowed/separated 14.0 41.1
Education:   
No formal education 24.3 60.3
Primary education 61.3 34.3
Secondary education 12.8 4.2
Higher secondary education 0.7 0.1
Graduate 0.9 1.0
Occupation status:   
Manual laborers 53.5 67.3
Others 46.5 32.7
Lack of access to basic facilities:   
No access to safe drinking water 77.2 80.6
No access to toilet facilities 9.6 6.9
Presence of disabilities:   
Physical disabilitiesa 4.3 12.6
Psychiatric disorders 0.4 0.4
Functional disabilities 4.9 25.7
Body Mass Indexb:   
Men 22.0 (5.4) 21.7 (4.2)
Women 23.2 (4.9) 22.3 (5.2)
OOP health expenditures (in US dollars) 2.2 (9.5) 0.7 (6.3)
Self-reported monthly income (in US dollars) 92.3 (260.3) 19.1 (178.2)
  1. aPhysical disablity includes presence of visual impairment, hearing or limb defects; bBody Mass Index in Kg/m2.