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Table 3 Effect of supply-side characteristics on healthcare seeking according to distance from the closest health facility, Mozambique 2009

From: Health service availability and health seeking behaviour in resource poor settings: evidence from Mozambique

  Hhold lives within 1 hour from HF Hhold lives more than 1 hour from HF
Probit Probit
Supply-side characteristics
 Percentage of clinics among HFs in locality −0.025 −0.077
  (0.050) (0.063)
 HF Staff and Equipment index (locality average) 0.075*** −0.060
  (0.029) (0.061)
 HF time distance: 1–2 hour   0.054
   (0.036)
Demand-side characteristics
 Woman 0.026 −0.014
  (0.017) (0.020)
 Age −0.004*** −0.007***
  (0.001) (0.002)
 Age squared 0.000** 0.000
  (0.000) (0.000)
 Highest level education in hhold (years schooling) 0.009*** 0.018***
  (0.003) (0.005)
 Employed in permanent work 0.045** 0.085**
  (0.021) (0.037)
 Employed in housekeeping work −0.046* −0.038
  (0.028) (0.027)
 Log hhold consumption per-capita 0.028** 0.047**
  (0.011) (0.020)
 Number of hhold members per room 0.006 −0.039***
  (0.010) (0.008)
 Latrine in the house 0.034 0.017
  (0.024) (0.026)
 Transport reaching the community 0.106*** 0.052
  (0.037) (0.032)
 Urban −0.060**  
  (0.025)  
Constant Yes Yes
Province dummies Yes Yes
Month dummies Yes Yes
Observations 3,597 2,429
Pseudo R-squared 0.040 0.070
Log pseudolikelihood −2,079.49 −1,557.05
  1. Average marginal effects reported
  2. Standard errors corrected for intra-cluster correlation at locality level in parentheses
  3. Number of clusters: 1 hour walking distance: 234, more than 1 hour walking distance: 281
  4. HC health Centre, DH district Hospital
  5. ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, *p < 0.1