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Table 4 Mean characteristics of women before and after the FHCI

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

Variables Pre-FHCI Post-FHCI Difference (Post-Pre) All
ANC Outcome Variablesa
 Received skilled ANC during pregnancy 0.963 0.973 0.01 0.968
 ANC received at public facility 0.955 0.969 0.014 0.964
 Four ANC visits at public facility 0.751 0.771 0.02 0.508
Obs. 2685 5630   8315
PNC Outcome Variables
 Health Facility for Delivery
  Government facility 0.447 0.501 0.054 0.479
  Government hospital 0.12 0.134 0.014 0.129
  Government health centre 0.329 0.369 0.04 0.352
  Private facility 0.017 0.018 0.001 0.017
 Delivery with skilled health worker 0.584 0.636 0.052 0.616
 Postnatal care within 48 h of birth in public facility 0.121 0.266 0.145 0.208
 Vitamin A given within 2 months of delivery 0.816 0.788 −0.028 0.813
 3 courses of DPT received within 12 months of delivery (DPT3) b 0.609 0.625 0.016 0.691
Obs. 3968 7970   11,938
Covariates
 Age 30.5 28.38 −2.12 29.34
 Urban 0.315 0.302 −0.013 0.308
 Christian 0.19 0.187 −0.003 0.19
 Mother’s education
  Primary education 0.127 0.142 0.015 0.133
  Secondary education 0.136 0.184 0.048 0.164
  Higher education 0.016 0.01 −0.006 0.012
 Asset index quintile
  Lowest 0.232 0.232 0 0.233
  Second 0.194 0.2 0.006 0.199
  Middle 0.204 0.202 −0.002 0.199
  Fourth 0.215 0.22 0.005 0.218
  Highest 0.155 0.147 −0.008 0.15
 Eastern Region 0.228 0.213 −0.015 0.221
 Northern Region 0.384 0.396 0.012 0.385
 Southern Region 0.279 0.277 −0.002 0.281
 Western Region 0.11 0.114 0.004 0.113
  1. aPolicy implementation assumed to be 9 months prior to delivery date
  2. bDeliveries excluded from November 2012 to allow for 1 year vaccination period