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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (if sick)

From: Free health care for under-fives, expectant and recent mothers? Evaluating the impact of Sierra Leone’s free health care initiative

  (1) (2) (3) (4)
Eligible children Non-eligible children Difference (2) – (1) All study children
Child Characteristics
 Age in years 2.264 7.355 5.09*** 4.944
 Male 0.544 0.525 −0.019 0.534
Household Characteristics
 Rural 0.644 0.683 0.039 0.665
 Western region 0.123 0.0948 −0.028 0.108
 Eastern region 0.128 0.136 0.008 0.132
 Northern region 0.422 0.474 0.052* 0.449
 Southern region 0.327 0.296 −0.032 0.311
 Household size 6.921 7.113 0.192 7.022
 Household total expenditure per capita (US$) 293.8 276.2 −17.60 284.6
Head of Household Characteristics
 Married 0.851 0.865 0.014 0.859
 Age 43.22 45.33 2.11*** 44.33
 Male 0.759 0.748 −0.01 0.753
 Christian 0.175 0.157 −0.017 0.165
 No education 0.693 0.752 0.059** 0.724
Observations 761 872   1633
  1. * p < 0.1, ** p < 0.05, *** p < 0.01