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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

Variables Type of variable Units
1. Primary outcomes
 Household economy
  Assets Categorical  
  Relative household economic status Categorical  
  Household food security Likert scale, Qualitative data 1–3
  Income-generating activities Categorical  
  Income continuous  
  Housing categorical  
  Composite wealth indicator, asset based Categorical  
 Child nutritional status
  Weight Continuous Kg
  Height Continuous Cm
  MUAC Continuous Mm
  Weight for Height categorical  
  Weight for age Categorical  
  Height for age categorical  
 Unmet need of family planning
  Counselling and use of FP Binary Yes or no
2. Secondary outcomes
 perception of women’s rights and gender equity,, and Likert 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 pregnancy Binary Qualitative data Yes or no
 Place of delivery of the last child Categorical Hospital, health care facilities, home
 women’s perceived self-efficacy to speak out in community meetings Likert scale, Qualitative data  
3. General characteristics
 Sex Binary Male/female
 Age Continuous Months
 Marital status of parents/tutor Categorical Married, single, divorced,
 Household size Continuous  
 Sex of main breadwinner Binary Male/female
4. Program-related variables
 Belonging to VSLA Binary Yes or no
 Time in VSLA Continuous  
 Partner or husband engaged in peer-to-peer reflexion group Binary Yes or no