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Table 1 Comparison of worker characteristics in the living wage factory and the comparison factory prior to and after statistical matching

From: The impact of a private sector living wage intervention on consumption and cardiovascular disease risk factors in a middle income country

  Before matching After matching
Living wage factory Comparison factory p-value Comparison factory p-value
Age 35 34 0.025 36 0.073
Female 0.76 0.57 0.0031 0.75 0.83
Height 162 162 0.89 161 0.32
Formal education 3.7 4.6 0.95 3.1 0.050
Work experience 13 13 0.42 13 0.80
Good childhood health 0.61 0.68 0.27 0.72 0.10
Latrine in childhood 0.13 0.21 0.15 0.22 0.09
Electricity in childhood 0.70 0.54 0.017 0.72 0.75
  1. Table notes: Age is in years, height is in centimeters, formal education is in years, work experience is in years. Female, poor childhood health, latrine in childhood and electricity in childhood are dichotomous measures – values in table are prevalence proportion