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Table 5 Summary of matched and unmatched group characteristics before and after PSM for diarrhoea

From: Impact of an integrated community case management programme on uptake of appropriate diarrhoea and pneumonia treatments in Uganda: A propensity score matching and equity analysis study

Variable Unmatched and untreated Unmatched and treated P > |t| Matched and untreated Matched and treated P > |t|
Age child 1.92 1.87 0.727 1.67 1.81 0.436
Sex caretaker 1.63 1.57 0.368 1.58 1.54 0.622
Children per household 2.01 2.04 0.856 1.92 2.09 0.216
Mother’s education 0.11 0.10 0.815 0.20 0.11 0.114
Household wealth −0.41 −0.68 0.147 −0.48 −0.69 0.32
Fever present 0.45 0.60 0.028 0.61 0.58 0.74
Cough + fast breathing present 0.38 0.49 0.091 0.46 0.47 0.87
Peri-urban location 2.76 2.78 0.783 2.51 2.81 0.005
No transport available at home 0.44 0.68 0.001 0.59 0.66 0.398
Aware that CHWs have drugs 1.59 1.26 0.11 1.44 1.20 0.262
Previous visits to CHW 1.89 2.32 0.122 2.69 2.34 0.265
Number of previous hospitalisation 6.24 1.41 0.084 0.28 0.20 0.542
Duration of illness 6.49 6.54 0.974 7.30 6.61 0.306
  1. N.B. The term treated in the table refers to children exposed to the iCCM programme