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Table 3 The impact of the FHCI in formal and informal health facilities

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

  Formal private Informal private/others
Simple linear Linear interaction Quadratic interaction Simple linear Linear interaction Quadratic interaction
Utilisation (LPM)
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) −0.0286 −0.0377 −0.0875 0.0995** 0.105** 0.0526
  (0.031) (0.033) (0.069) (0.050) (0.050) (0.083)
N 1633 1633 1633 1633 1633 1633
AIC 566.7a 567.4 568.2 1774.2a 1776.0 1779.3
Probability of reporting zero consultation and prescription expenditure (LPM)
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) 0.0946 0.0980 0.0902 0.00674 −0.0694 −0.0659
  (0.197) (0.193) (0.339) (0.081) (0.094) (0.146)
N 152 152 152 465 465 465
AIC 226.0a 228.0 231.9 519.6 518.6a 522.3
Total expenditure (two-part model showing marginal effects) b
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) −0.948 −1.104 −139.1 0.190 0.245 −3.891
  (1.239) (1.525) (308.367) (0.201) (0.194) (10.624)
N 152 152 152 465 465 465
AIC 626.9 624.5 618.4a 419.6 419.1 417.1a
  1. Control variables includes region dummies, head of households’ age and education
  2. Standard errors in parentheses
  3. LPM linear probability model
  4. ** p < 0.05
  5. aOptimal model specification
  6. bRegional dummies excluded for informal private/others due to no observations in the Western region