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Table 2 The impact of the FHCI in public/NGO/missionary health facilities

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

  Simple linear Linear interaction Quadratic interaction
Utilisation (LPM)   
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) −0.0310 −0.0197 0.0885
  (0.060) (0.061) (0.098)
N 1633 1633 1633
AIC 2235.2 2236.5 2234.3a
Probability of reporting zero consultation and prescription expenditure (LPM)
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) −0.134* −0.142** −0.0938
  (0.071) (0.071) (0.116)
N 915 915 915
AIC 1180.8a 1182.3 1186.0
Probability of reporting zero consultation expenditure (LPM)
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) −0.121* −0.126* −0.0359
  (0.073) (0.072) (0.113)
N 915 915 915
AIC 1136.5a 1138.3 1141.2
Probability of reporting zero prescription expenditure (LPM)
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) −0.0410 −0.0628 −0.0600
  (0.058) (0.059) (0.095)
N 915 915 915
AIC 1005.8 1003.9a 1007.8
Total expenditure (two-part model showing marginal effects)  
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) −0.144 −0.0827 −0.623
  (0.462) (0.436) (1.753)
N 915 915 915
AIC 686.0 685.94 685.93a
  1. Control variables includes region dummies, head of households’ age and education
  2. Standard errors in parentheses
  3. LPM linear probability model
  4. * p < 0.1, ** p < 0.05
  5. aOptimal model specification