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Table 1 Percentage distribution of members by category, 2010–2017

From: Trends and characteristics of enrolment in the National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana: a quantitative analysis of longitudinal data

Membership category Percentage of members
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
All categories 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100 100
 Informal sector workers 31.8 36.4 32.7 31.2 30.7 29.1 28.2 29.8
 SSNIT contributors 4.7 4.5 3.8 3.3 3.5 3.9 4.7 5.4
 SSNIT Pensioners 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
 Persons below 18 years 47.7 49.7 47.2 43.2 44.9 44.1 41.4 45.4
 Aged (≥70 years) 5.4 4.9 4.1 3.5 3.6 3.9 4.4 4.7
 Indigent 1.4 4.2 4.1 11.3 14.2 13.1 13.9 6.5
 Pregnant women 8.6 NA 7.8 7.1 2.7 5.7 7.1 7.9
 Security personnel NA NA NA 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
Total members 8,163,714 8,170,888 8,885,757 10,144,527 10,545,428 11,341,021 11,029,339 10,273,020
  1. SSNIT Social Security and National Insurance Trust, NA not available