Table 2

NHIS registrants, by category, 2006 & 2008

2005

2008


Membership categories

Number of registrants

Proportion of total population

Number of registrants

Proportion of total population


Formal sector

468,092

2.24%

811,567

3%

Informal sector

615,450

2.94%

3,727,454

16%

Paying members

1,083,542

5.18%

4,539,021

19.25%

Pensioners

43,208

0.21%

71,147

0.30%

Children

1,751,175

8.37%

6,305,727

27%

70+

266,421

1.27%

816,956

4%

Indigent

790,078

3.77%

302,979

1%

Pregnant women

432,728

2%

Overall exempt

2,850,882

13.62%

7,929,537

34%

Total

3,934,424

18.79%

12,468,558

54%

% of registrants paying

28%

36%


Source: calculated based on data from annual health sector reviews for 2005 and 2008

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