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Table 4 Matched analyses of the effects of the living wage factory on worker cardiovascular risk factors

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

  Treatment effect Standard error T-statistic p-value
Clinical cut-points
 High blood pressure -2.0 6.9 0.29 0.78
 High pulse rate -7.6 9.7 0.78 0.43
 Obese 8.1 8.4 0.96 0.33
 Overweight 11 10 1.1 0.27
 Large waist circumference -1.0 8.9 0.11 0.91
Continuous measures
 Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) -2.9 2.9 1.0 0.32
 Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) -2.1 2.5 0.85 0.40
 Pulse rate (beats per minute) -1.2 2.6 0.47 0.63
 BMI (kg/m2) 1.4 1.1 1.3 0.20
 Waist circumference (cm) -0.072 2.2 0.032 0.97
  1. Table notes: Treatment effect is the difference between the mean in the control factory subtracted from the mean of the treatment factory. Frequencies for clinical cut-points were: high blood pressure (n=34); high pulse rate (n=50); obese (n=34); overweight (n=95); large waist circumference (n=110). Obesity was defined as BMI ≥ 30, overweight as BMI ≥ 25, high blood pressure as systolic ≥ 120 mmHg or diastolic ≥ 80 mmHg, tachycardia as ≥85 beats per minute, and high waist circumference as ≥ 85 cm for women and ≥ 90 cm for men