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Table 6 Group characteristics before and after matching: children’s 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) 0.64 0.65 0.689 0.65 0.72 0.049
Age (years) 29.66 32.13 0.001 29.69 29.51 0.796
Understand French (binary) 0.85 0.65 0.000 0.85 0.85 0.830
Understand English (binary) 0.15 0.18 0.355 0.15 0.19 0.190
Education (scale, 0-3) 1.82 1.36 0.000 1.82 1.82 0.926
Urban/rural (binary, 1 = rural) 0.43 0.66 0.000 0.43 0.47 0.399
Region (binary, 1 = Adamawa, Far North, Littoral, North) 0.48 0.52 0.237 0.48 0.57 0.027
Region (binary, 1 = North-west, South-west) 0.11 0.25 0.000 0.12 0.10 0.541
Watch television daily (binary) 0.87 0.49 0.000 0.87 0.84 0.387
Own a television (binary) 0.94 0.66 0.000 0.94 0.91 0.157
Own a radio (binary) 0.82 0.67 0.000 0.82 0.86 0.143
Own a mobile phone (binary) 0.90 0.75 0.000 0.90 0.85 0.040
Own luxury goods (scale for number of goods) 1.79 0.98 0.000 1.63 1.90 0.049
Number of nets per household member (ratio) 0.64 0.58 0.005 0.63 0.62 0.654
  1. Mean characteristics of respondents with at least one net in their household, before and after matching.