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Table 6 Impact of the FHCI in Public/NGO/Missionary Health Facilities by Household Location

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

  Rural Urban
Simple linear Linear interaction Quadratic interaction Simple linear Linear interaction Quadratic interaction
Utilisation (LPM)
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) −0.0614 −0.0534 −0.0516 −0.0243 −0.0039 0.265
  (0.057) (0.063) (0.102) (0.124) (0.120) (0.195)
N 1200 1200 1200 433 433 433
AIC 1554.1 a 1555.9 1559.5 587.2 587.7 581.8 a
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) −0.136* −0.143** −0.162 −0.159 −0.169 0.113
  (0.073) (0.072) (0.119) (0.173) (0.174) (0.256)
N 707 707 707 208 208 208
AIC 900.3 a 902.0 905.9 283.3 a 285.0 285.6
ITT effect (Age ≥ 5 years) −0.210 −0.276 0.563 0.709 0.517 −4.024
  (0.424) (0.508) (1.302) (1.165) (0.915) (4.105)
N 707 707 707 208 208 208
AIC 586.2 585.9 585.6 a 878.4 876.2 875.7 a
  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