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Table 5 Group characteristics before and after matching: adult net use

From: Impact of a mass media campaign on bed net use in Cameroon

  Without matching After matching
Exposed Not exposed p > |t| Matched treated Matched control p > |t|
Gender (binary, 1 = female) 0.49 0.53 0.113 0.49 0.49 0.886
Age (years) 28.41 31.77 0.000 28.41 28.17 0.635
Have child(ren) in household (binary) 0.55 0.53 0.417 0.55 0.54 0.533
Understand French (binary) 0.83 0.65 0.000 0.84 0.79 0.009
Understand English (binary) 0.19 0.19 0.841 0.19 0.18 0.422
Education (scale, 0-3) 1.84 1.45 0.000 1.85 1.86 0.485
Urban/rural (binary, 1 = rural) 0.40 0.62 0.000 0.40 0.41 0.662
Region (binary, 1 = Adamawa, Far North, Littoral, North) 0.46 0.49 0.116 0.46 0.47 0.632
Region (binary, 1 = North-west, South-west) 0.12 0.23 0.000 0.12 0.13 0.350
Watch television daily (binary) 0.86 0.52 0.000 0.86 0.86 0.836
Own a television (binary) 0.93 0.68 0.000 0.93 0.87 0.000
Own a radio (binary) 0.84 0.69 0.000 0.84 0.85 0.646
Own a mobile phone (binary) 0.89 0.76 0.000 0.89 0.86 0.051
Own luxury goods (scale for number of goods) 1.87 1.03 0.000 1.87 1.83 0.738
Number of nets per household member (ratio) 0.73 0.67 0.002 0.73 0.66 0.001
  1. Mean characteristics of respondents with at least one net in their household, before and after matching.