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Table 2 Baseline characteristics and balance

From: The effect of increasing the supply of skilled health providers on pregnancy and birth outcomes: evidence from the midwives service scheme in Nigeria

  Control Intervention  
  Mean Std dev Mean Std dev p-value
Any antenatal care 0.801 0.400 0.834 0.372 0.281
4+ antenatal visits 0.504 0.500 0.506 0.500 0.953
Antenatal care in study clinic 0.539 0.499 0.622 0.485 0.054
Intra-partum complications 0.064 0.301 0.048 0.240 0.349
Post-partum complications 0.044 0.233 0.042 0.228 0.870
Institutional delivery 0.541 0.499 0.570 0.496 0.496
Delivered in study clinic 0.344 0.475 0.420 0.494 0.058
Skilled birth attendance 0.533 0.499 0.540 0.499 0.876
Breastfed for 6 months 0.417 0.493 0.376 0.485 0.342
Married 0.869 0.338 0.876 0.329 0.761
Age of mother 31.79 40.70 29.31 6.598 0.172
Illiterate 0.542 0.499 0.564 0.496 0.649
Muslim 0.591 0.492 0.574 0.495 0.773
Wealth index 2.934 1.468 2.936 1.431 0.989
Male child 0.512 0.500 0.532 0.499 0.503
Multiple birth 0.029 0.168 0.024 0.153 0.724
Low risk (no problems during pregnancy) 0.828 0.378 0.833 0.374 0.870
  1. Note: p-values correspond to tests for differences in means, and allow for observations to be correlated within communities