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Table 2 Health determinants used in the study, items and decision criteria for variable

From: Can microcredit help improve the health of poor women? Some findings from a cross-sectional study in Kerala, India

Health determinant Items Decision criteria for variable
Exclusion to health care 1. A child in the family was sick but was unable to obtain the required health care.
2. An adult in the family was sick, but was unable to obtain the required health care.
3. An elderly member in the family was sick but was unable to obtain the required health care
4. A family member, having a chronic illness, had to stop his/her treatment for a certain period of time.
5. A doctor recommended a hospitalisation for a family member but we did not have it done.
6. A doctor recommended a surgery for a family member but we did not have it done.
7. A doctor recommended a hospitalisation for a family member but we postponed it.
8. A doctor recommended a surgery for a family member but we postponed it.
At least one situation of exclusion versus no exclusion.
Exposure to health risks 1. Exposed at work to any particular health risk.
2. Exposed in the home to any particular health risk.
At least one situation of exposure to a health risk versus no exposure.
Decision-making agency 1. Seeking health care of family member
2. Daily household expenditures
3. Child's education in school
4. Family planning
5. Voting in an election
At least one situation of male decision-making versus no male-decision making.