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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study participants according to gender

From: Informal payments in public hospitals in Malawi: the case of Kamuzu Central Hospital

Characteristic Male (n = 134, 45%) Female (n = 164, 55%)
Age range   
18–25 years 32 (23.9%) 33 (20.1%)
25–35 years 44 (32.8%) 47 (28.7%)
35–45 years 39 (29.1%) 39 (23.8%)
45–55 years 15 (11.2%) 28 (17.1%)
Above 55 years 4 (3.0%) 17 (10.4%)
Marital status   
Married 99 (73.9%) 123 (75.0%)
Divorced/separated 12 (9.0%) 5 (3.0%)
Widowed 3 (2.2%) 3 (1.8%)
Never married 20 (14.9%) 33 (20.1%)
Occupation   
Formal employment 38 (28.4%) 68 (41.5%)
Self-employed 50 (37.3%) 44 (26.8%)
Not employed 45 (33.6%) 52 (31.7%)
Others (specify) 1 (0.7%) 0 (0.0%)