Is …… covered by a medical aid or medical benefit scheme or other private health insurance?
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
If the person is a dependant and is covered by someone else's scheme, the answer is “Yes”.
The medical aid schemes should be currently operational. Moreover, survey officers are instructed to inform the respondents that these schemes can cover medical expenses partially or fully. It is also clarified that the 'Yes' category includes everyone covered by the medical scheme. That means a person is not obliged to be the principal member of the scheme to qualify.
This is applicable to all members of the household in the selected dwelling unit.