Table 2

Membership of health insurance schemes
Variable Number (%)
Household with at least one member in health insurance 314 (52.9)
Number of individuals with insurance cover 991 (41.0)
Type of insurance coverage
  • NHIF 407 (41.1)
  • CBHI 359 (36.2)
  • Both CBHI and NHIF 139 (14.0)
  • Other 86 (8.7)
  Total 991 (100)
Period of membership
  • < 6 months 32 (8.9)
  • 6–12 months 50 (14.0)
  • 13–24 months 63 (17.6)
  • >24 months 213 (59.5)
Frequency of contribution
  • Monthly 122 (34.1)
  • Annually 236 (65.9)
Monthly contribution rates in Kenya Shillings (US$)
  • Mean contribution 193 ($ 2.42)
  • Median contribution 160 ($ 2.00)
Reasons for not belonging to health insurance
  • Cannot afford 135 ( 43.5)
  • Unawareness of schemes existence 67 (21.6)
  • Not compulsory 26 (8.4)
  • Do not trust the schemes 20 (6.5)
  • Other 62 (20.0)
  Total 310 (100)

Mulupi et al.

Mulupi et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:474   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-474

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