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Table 3 Outcome variables, by sub-groups

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

  Children < 7 years Children 7-17 years
Health care utilization (dichotomous)   
 Any health post visit – growth monitoring 440 (70.74) 203 (42.29)
 Any health post visit – vaccination 540 (88.38) 110 (23.01)
 Any checkup 380 (60.90) 219 (45.06)
 Any health post visit – sick 138 (22.29) 67 (13.73)
 Any urgent care center visit 430 (69.13) 219 (44.97)
 Any hospital visit 95 (15.20) 31 (6.35)
Health care utilization (continuous)   
 Health post visits – growth monitoring 2.39 (3.08) 0.97 (1.72)
 Health post visits – vaccination 2.20 (1.81) 0.33 (0.74)
 Checkups 1.11 (1.38) 0.67 (1.02)
 Health post visits – sick 0.50 (1.15) 0.25 (0.82)
 Urgent care center visits 1.80 (2.26) 0.88 (1.36)
 Hospital visits 0.25 (0.84) 0.11 (0.62)
Illness   
 Diarrhea in last 3 months 223 (30.84) 81 (15.67)
 Diarrhea in last 2 weeks 88 (12.17) 26 (5.03)
 Fever in last 2 weeks 234 (32.37) 87 (16.83)
 Cough in last 2 weeks 418 (57.81) 188 (36.36)
Health status summary scores*   
 Physical health summary score 43.74 (12.68) 45.02 (10.61)
 Psychosocial health summary score 53.72 (7.28) 51.91 (8.53)
  1. Data are mean (SD) or n (%). 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.
  2. *Health status questions were only applied to children ages 5 and above. Therefore, the youngest subgroup of children for these outcomes only contains children between the ages of 5-7 years.