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Table 2 Study variables

From: Impact of a complex gender-transformative intervention on maternal and child health outcomes in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: protocol of a longitudinal parallel mixed-methods study

VariablesType of variableUnits
1. Primary outcomes
 Household economy
  Relative household economic statusCategorical 
  Household food securityLikert scale, Qualitative data1–3
  Income-generating activitiesCategorical 
  Composite wealth indicator, asset basedCategorical 
 Child nutritional status
  Weight for Heightcategorical 
  Weight for ageCategorical 
  Height for agecategorical 
 Unmet need of family planning
  Counselling and use of FPBinaryYes or no
2. Secondary outcomes
 perception of women’s rights and gender equity,, andLikert scale, Qualitative data 
 women’s participation in decision-making and income-generation,Likert scale, Qualitative data 
 women’s utilization of reproductive health services  
 Attendance of ANC during last pregnancyBinary Qualitative dataYes or no
 Place of delivery of the last childCategoricalHospital, health care facilities, home
 women’s perceived self-efficacy to speak out in community meetingsLikert scale, Qualitative data 
3. General characteristics
 Marital status of parents/tutorCategoricalMarried, single, divorced,
 Household sizeContinuous 
 Sex of main breadwinnerBinaryMale/female
4. Program-related variables
 Belonging to VSLABinaryYes or no
 Time in VSLAContinuous 
 Partner or husband engaged in peer-to-peer reflexion groupBinaryYes or no