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GHANA LIVING STANDARDS SURVEY (ROUND 6) VENUE: LA-PALM ROYAL BEACH DATE: 26 TH AUGUST, 2014 1 Dissemination Workshop Key Findings on Education and Health.

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1 GHANA LIVING STANDARDS SURVEY (ROUND 6) VENUE: LA-PALM ROYAL BEACH DATE: 26 TH AUGUST, Dissemination Workshop Key Findings on Education and Health

2 Key findings on Education 2

3 OUTLINE - EDUCATION School Attendance Enrolment in public/private institution Educational Expenditure Literacy in English Apprenticeship 3

4 About 20 percent of the adult population(15 years+) have never attended school. A higher proportion of females (24.3%) are more likely not to attend school compared to males (14.6%) 4

5 Currently attending public or private school: A higher proportion (71.9%) of those currently attending school are in public schools compared with those enrolled in the private schools (28.1%). In the rural areas, about 9 in 10 of persons are currently enrolled in public schools. 5

6 Educational Expenses: Households spent on average GH₵ annually per household member attending school Locality Item Accra (GAMA) Other Urban Rural Coastal Rural Forest Rural SavannahTotalPercent School and registration fees Contribution to PTA Uniforms and sports clothes Books and school supplies Transportation to and from school Food, board and lodging Expenses on extra classes In-kind expenses Total1,

7 About 51 percent of most educational expenses of household members currently attending school are paid by father and 17.5 percent by mother. About 17.2 percent of educational expenses is borne by both parents Total Number Percent TotalFatherMother Both parents Other h’hold member Other relative Non- relativeSelfOther Total10,078, JHS and less8,808, Secondary /Voc.905, Higher364,

8 More than half (56.3%) of the adult population is literate in English with a higher rate for males (67.3%) than for females (46.9%). 8

9 The survey sought information on the population 15 years and older who had ever undergone apprenticeship training percent of the apprentices are into making of textile, apparel and furnishing, 21.9 percent in personal/grounds services, 13.8 percent in building, 10.0 percent in automotive trades Building (28.1%), Automotive (20.9%), Transportation (15.4%) are male dominated learning trades whereas textiles, apparel and furnishing (52.0%) and personal/grounds services (41.2%) are female dominated 9 Apprenticeship Training

10 On average, it takes about 35 months (three years) to complete apprenticeship training. Electrical works (38.2 months) registered the longest periods on apprenticeship training Generally, males are more likely to engage in apprenticeship training which takes a longer time (35.6 months) than their females (34.3 months) counterparts. Apprenticeship Training – Time Spent 10

11 Key findings on Health 11

12 OUTLINE - HEALTH General health conditions Consultation of medical practitioner Health Expenditure Pregnancy outcome Child health HIV/AIDS awareness and knowledge Health insurance 12

13 During the period of the survey, 14.2 percent of the population suffered from an illness or injury Slightly higher proportion of females (15.4%) reported sickness or injury than males (12.8%) Of persons who reported illness or injury, two-thirds (66.2%) consulted a health practitioner 13 General Health Conditions

14 65 years and older (26.4%) and children 0-5 years (20.1%) are the age groups that realized higher proportions of persons who suffered from an illness or injury during the period of the survey 14

15 Consultation of medical practitioner: Slightly more than half (52.2%) of the people who reported illness or injury during the period of the survey consulted medical practitioners in the public health sector and 44.6% consulted medical practitioners in the private health sector 15 Sector Both SexesMaleFemale Public Health Sector Medical Alternative Private Health Sector Total 100.0

16 Nearly 9 in 10 cases for medical consultation is due to illness 16

17 Health Expenditure: More than half (54.5%) of medical expenses is borne by a household member and 41.5 percent is covered by health insurance 17

18 Pregnancy Outcome: Overall, 13.5 percent of pregnancies did not result in live births in the past 12 months Locality Under 35 years 35 years and olderTotal Urban Rural Total

19 Child Health (Welfare) About 98.3 percent of children under 5 years have ever been vaccinated 99 percent of all children under 5 years have ever been breastfed 19

20 HIV/AIDS Awareness Overall, 86.8 percent of persons 12 years and older know that a healthy looking person could have HIV Awareness is lowest in Northern region (72.5%) and highest in Greater Accra (92.7%) and Ashanti (92.6%) regions. About four-in-five women in Ghana know about mother-to-child transmission and it is slight higher in urban (83.4%) than in rural (80.4%) 20

21 Health Insurance Overall, 67.6 percent of the population have registered or are covered by the health insurance scheme The highest is realized in Brong Ahafo region (82.2%) and the lowest in Greater Accra (58.3%) In urban and rural areas, health insurance coverage is 71.5 percent and 63.9 percent respectively 21

22 SUMMARY About 20% of the adult population 15 years and older have never attended school 71.9% of persons currently in school are in the public school Educational expenses are usually borne by fathers (51%) and 17.7% by mothers 56.3% of adult population 15 years and older is literate in English language 22

23 SUMMARY (CONT’D) On average, it takes 35 months to complete apprenticeship training 14.2% of the population suffered from an illness or injury Population 65years+ (26.4%) and children 0-5 years (20.1%) are the age groups that realized higher proportion of reported illness or injury 87.7% of medical consultation is due to illness 23

24 SUMMARY (CONT’D) The largest portion of medical expenses is borne by a household member (54.5%) and health insurance (41.5%) 13.5% of pregnancies did not result in live birth in the past 12 months 98.3% of children under 5 years have ever been vaccinated 86.8% of persons 12 years and older know that a healthy looking person could have HIV and About 67.7% of the population are registered/covered by the Health Insurance Scheme 24

25 END OF PRESENTATION THANK YOU 25


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