Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 509

Article in Press

Willingness of Community to Enroll in Community Based Health Insurance and Associated Factors at House Hold Level in Siraro District, West Arsi Zone, Ethiopia


  •  Received: 05 February 2019
  •  Accepted: 05 February 2019
To ensure that health care is accessible to all, Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) should be promoted and more people should be encouraged to participate. To assess willingness of community to enroll in community based health insurance and factors associated at household level in Siraro District, Ethiopia, 2017. Community based cross sectional study design was employed for 413 household samples. Simple random sampling method was used and face to face interviews, key informants and focus group discussions were conducted using semi-structured questionnaire. Data was entered and cleaned by EPI info and exported to SPSS. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression was used for analysis of variables and 95% confidence level and P- value < 0.05 was used to measure strength of association. Seventy three percent were willing to enroll in community based health insurance. Married (AOR=5.411, 2.448-11.959), persons who were a member of Idir (AOR=2.618, 1.460- 4.690), who had awareness on community based health insurance principles (AOR=1.938, 1.083-3.464), respondents who knew the inpatient services (AOR= 0.269, 0.121-0.597) and poor health status (AOR = 0.517, 0.279-0.957) were factors affecting the enrollment of community in health insurance.

Keywords: Community Based Health Insurance, Willingness to enroll