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Table 5 Determinants of having a doctor or nurse present at birth for children aged 5 years and under

From: Distance decay and persistent health care disparities in South Africa

  (1) (2) (3) (4)
Outcome variable: Nurse or doctor present at birth
More than 2 km from nearest clinic −0.082** −0.059* 0.027 −0.025
  (0.034) (0.033) (0.023) (0.033)
African   −0.424*** −0.394*** −0.226***
   (0.024) (0.033) (0.058)
Coloured   −0.253*** −0.231*** −0.107**
   (0.037) (0.043) (0.052)
African x more than 2 km    −0.091**  
    (0.044)  
Coloured x more than 2 km    −0.043  
    (0.095)  
2nd per capita income quintile     −0.046
     (0.035)
3rd per capita income quintile     −0.033
     (0.044)
4th per capita income quintile     0.108**
     (0.049)
5th per capita income quintile     0.186***
     (0.070)
Observations 3,003 3,003 3,003 3,003
  1. Table reports regression coefficients from linear regressions. Sample excludes the small minority (10%) of children who have moved since they were born. The models in columns 1 to 4 include the set of control variables indicated in each column. The regression in column 4 also includes the number of individuals under the age of 15 in the household, the number of individuals aged 15 and older in the household and the number of individuals of pension eligible age in the household.
  2. Results are weighted using the post-stratification weights supplied by NIDS. Standard errors that allow for correlation in the unobservables between individuals from the same sampling cluster are presented in parentheses. ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, *p < 0.1.