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Table 1 Asset index

From: Access to medicines and out of pocket payments for primary care: Evidence from family medicine users in rural Tajikistan

      Means
Variables in Asset index Scoring factor Mean Std. Deviation Scoring factor/Std. Deviation Poorest 40% Middle 40% Richest 20%
N persons per room -0.089 2.38 1.08 -0.082 2.802 2.169 1.958
Main source of drinking water – Tap at home 0.271 0.27 0.45 0.608 0.018 0.216 0.886
Main source of drinking water – Public tap -0.222 0.23 0.42 -0.530 0.479 0.102 0
Type of toilet – Hole 0.381 0.97 0.18 2.151 0.921 1.000 1.000
No toilet -0.341 0.02 0.14 -2.496 0.043 0 0
Frequent meet consumption 0.203 0.17 0.38 0.537 0.018 0.157 0.491
Possess a car 0.203 0.23 0.42 0.481 0.052 0.257 0.533
Possess a TV 0.102 0.85 0.36 0.283 0.723 0.883 1.000
Dwelling all in good materials 0.228 0.35 0.48 0.480 0.119 0.394 0.707
Asset index   0 0.98   -0.224 0.802 1.976
  1. Each variable besides number of person per room takes the value 1 if true, 0 otherwise. Scoring factor is the "weight" assigned to each variable (normalized by its mean and standard deviation) in the linear combination of the variables that constitute the first principal component.