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Table 3 Characteristics of sample in control and treatment groups

From: Impact of educational intervention on willingness-to-pay for health insurance: A study of informal sector workers in urban Bangladesh

Variables Measurement Rickshaw-puller Shop-keeper Restaurant worker Total
   Control Treatment Control Treatment Control Treatment Control Treatment
Age Mean (SDa)) in years 32.1 (9.8) 34.65 (10.0) 26.9 (9.5) 28.0 (8.29) 32.0 (11.5) 30.2 (10.3) 30.3 (10.5) 30.78 (9.9)
Sig. of mean difference 0.112 0.397 0.299 0.606
Gender Male (%) 100% 100% 96.8% 100% 90.8% 81.94% 95.9% 94.1%
Sig. of proportion diff. - 0.102 0.101 0.347
Marital status Married (%) 85.9% 79.4% 39.4% 34.1% 71.3% 58.3% 65.2% 55.9%
  Sig. of proportion diff. 0.281 0.475 0.088 0.034
Household size Mean (SD) 3.1 (0.98) 3.4 (1.0) 4.1 (1.85) 3.7 (1.35) 3.4 (1.4) 3.6 (1.5) 3.5 (1.5) 3.6 (1.3)
Sig. of mean difference 0.299 0.239 0.477 0.849
Institutional educational level Less than one year (%) 75.0% 66.1% 11.7% 9.8% 48.3% 38.9% 44.7% 36.5%
Sig. of proportion diff. 0.222 0.678 0.235 0.065
Up to primary level (%) 17.4% 30.9% 37.2% 28.0% 36.8% 34.7% 30.4% 31.0%
Sig. of proportion diff. 0.045 0.196 0.788 0.871
More than primary level 7.6% 2.9% 51.0% 62.2% 14.9% 26.4% 24.9% 32.4%
Sig. of proportion diff. 0.205 0.138 0.073 0.065
Household income per equivalent adultb) Mean (SD) in BDTc) 3151 (1376) 3129 (1436) 3360 (1562) 3735 (1740) 2447 (1112) 2975 (1754) 3024 (1419) 3308 (1675)
Sig. of mean difference 0.94 0.227 0.084 0.103
Health expenditure in last 6 months Mean (SD) in BDT 1314 (49) 1814 (4944) 1838 (3893) 2176 (3893) 2066 (7059) 2041 (7344) 1734 (5399) 2021 (6159)
Sig. of mean difference 0.527 0.655 0.983 0.581
Illness in household Yes (%) 89.1% 86.8% 82.9% 85.4% 89.7% 87.5% 87.2% 86.5%
Sig. of proportion diff. 0.648 0.666 0.669 0.820
Location Metropolitan city (%) 32.6% 36.8% 34.0% 34.1% 33.3% 36.1% 33.3% 35.6%
Sig. of proportion diff. 0.584 0.988 0.714 0.600
  District (%) 34.8% 29.4% 34.0% 34.1% 35.6% 27.8% 34.8% 30.6%
  Sig. of proportion diff. 0.473 0.988 0.291 0.326
  Sub-district (%) 32.6% 33.8% 31.9% 31.7% 31.0% 36.1% 31.9% 33.8%
  Sig. of proportion diff. 0.872 0.977 0.499 0.651
Observations   92 68 94 82 87 72 273 222
  1. Note:a) SD means standard deviation, b) First adult, other adults and children are weighted as 1, 0.7 and 0.5 respectively (Source: OECD, 1982), c) BDT = Bangladeshi Taka.