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Table 2 Outcomes and Age/Gender subgroups

From: The impact of Brazil’s Bolsa Família conditional cash transfer program on children’s health care utilization and health outcomes

Outcomes and measures Age subgroups (and sample sizes)
Health care utilization (dichotomous and continuous) • Less than the age of 7 years (n = 630)
 Visits to health post – growth monitoring • Between the age of 7-17 years (n = 489)
 Visits to health post – vaccinations
 Visits to health post – checkup
 Visits to health post – sick visit
 Visits to urgent care center
 Visits to hospital
Illness • Less than the age of 7 years (n = 723)
 Diarrhea in the last 3 months • Between the age of 7-17 years (n = 517)
 Diarrhea in the last 2 weeks
 Fever in the last 2 weeks
 Cough in the last 2 weeks
Health status • Between the age of 5-7 years (n = 246)
 10 individual items • Between the age of 7-17 years (n = 517)
 Physical health summary measure
 Psychosocial health summary measure  
  1. Age was calculated as of the interview date except in the analysis of health care utilization when age was calculated as of December 31, 2009. Children are at least 3 months old in the sub-group used for the analysis of illness rates. Children less than 5 years old are excluded from the analysis of health status because the health status questions were only applied to children ages 5 and older.