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Table 2 Baseline mean characteristics in intervention and control clusters, and normalized mean differences across arms # *

From: Strengthening malaria service delivery through supportive supervision and community mobilization in an endemic Indian setting: an evaluation of nested delivery models

  Supportive supervision and community mobilization (Arm A) Community mobilization (Arm B) Control Normalized differences: Arms A-B Normalized differences: Arms A-K Normalized differences: Arms B-K
Wealth Index 0.452 (0.696) 0.372 (0.628) 0.337 (0.611) 0.085 0.124 0.040
Livestock (count) 2.131 (2.478) 2.413 (2.953) 2.362 (2.824) -0.073 -0.061 0.012
Poultry (count) 4.926 (6.836) 4.885 (7.624) 5.095 (6.633) 0.004 -0.018 -0.021
Cropped During Previous Season (proportion) 0.982 (0.133) 0.985 (0.123) 0.983 (0.131) -0.017 -0.005 0.011
Household Has Bank Account (proportion) 0.810 (0.393) 0.803 (0.399) 0.777 (0.417) 0.012 0.058 0.045
Household Head is Male (proportion) 0.913 (0.282) 0.910 (0.287) 0.918 (0.275) 0.007 -0.013 -0.020
Household Head is Currently Married (Proportion) 0.885 (0.320) 0.848 (0.360) 0.867 (0.340) 0.077 0.039 -0.038
Household Head Has Less Than Primary Education (proportion) 0.309 (0.463) 0.307 (0.462) 0.290 (0.455) 0.003 0.029 0.026
Males in Wage Labor (count) 0.730 (0.444) 0.773 (0.419) 0.805 (0.397) 0.070 -0.126 -0.055
Females in Wage Labor (count) 0.415 (0.493) 0.473 (0.500) 0.541 (0.499) -0.083 -0.180 -0.096
Household Has Non-farm Enterprise (proportion) 0.200 (0.401) 0.258 (0.438) 0.167 (0.373) -0.098 0.060 0.158
Household Younger than 5 (proportion of total) 0.101 (0.132) 0.109 (0.142) 0.112 (0.146) -0.041 -0.056 -0.015
Total Household Size (count) 5.500 (2.100) 5.458 (2.188) 5.359 (1.870) 0.014 0.050 0.034
  1. #None of the 39 pairwise t-tests for equality of means across study arms revealed a significant difference between the average household characteristics at a 5% level of significance.
  2. *There are 788 households in Arm A, 781 in Arm B and 775 in the control arm.
  3. +Standard deviations in parentheses.