Table 1

Descriptive statistics

InterventionControlDiff95% CI lower bound95%  CI upper boundP values
MeanSDMeanSD
Panel 1: b aseline characteristics
 Caregiver characteristicsn=876n=876
 Caregiver’s age in years27.298(6.79)27.482(6.82)−0.184−0.8210.4540.572
 Caregiver’s education in years8.884(3.78)9.011(3.77)−0.128−0.4820.2260.479
 Caregiver self-identifies as indigenous=10.825(0.38)0.816(0.39)0.009−0.0270.0450.618
 Caregiver married or partnered=10.914(0.28)0.913(0.28)0.001−0.0250.0280.932
 Caregiver works0.305(0.46)0.312(0.46)−0.007−0.0500.0360.756
 Household characteristicsn=1000n=1000
 Household size4.797(1.80)4.750(1.80)0.047−0.1110.2050.559
 Number of rooms in the dwelling1.911(1.08)1.941(1.15)−0.030−0.1280.0680.548
 Electricity connection inside the house=10.998(0.04)0.993(0.08)0.005*−0.0010.0110.095
 Bathroom or latrine outside=10.858(0.35)0.837(0.37)0.021−0.0110.0530.192
 Sewerage connection=10.341(0.47)0.369(0.48)−0.028−0.0700.0140.191
 Phone landline=10.035(0.18)0.024(0.15)0.011−0.0040.0260.146
 Mobile phone=10.973(0.16)0.972(0.17)0.001−0.0130.0150.891
 Kitchen=10.998(0.04)0.992(0.09)0.006*−0.0000.0120.057
 Radio=10.832(0.37)0.828(0.38)0.004−0.0290.0370.812
 Television=10.968(0.18)0.958(0.20)0.010−0.0070.0270.236
 Refrigerator=10.181(0.39)0.171(0.38)0.010−0.0230.0430.557
 Automobile=10.237(0.43)0.235(0.42)0.002−0.0350.0390.916
 Monthly per-capita income of Bolivianos (Bs)1139.126(7236.31)1620.265(16955.29)−481.139−1624.030662.1410.409
 Child characteristics
 n875876
 Age (months)7.962(6.21)7.868(5.77)0.095−0.4670.6560.741
 n876876
 Gender (female=1)0.474(0.50)0.508(0.50)−0.034−0.0810.0130.152
 n851859
 Height-for-age z score (HAZ)−1.030(1.14)−1.005(1.10)−0.025−0.1310.0820.647
 n854859
 Stunted=1 (HAZ <−2)0.172(0.38)0.172(0.38)−0.000−0.0360.0360.993
 n823832
 Weight-for-age z score (WAZ)−0.299(1.02)−0.284(1.07)−0.014−0.1150.0870.780
 n823832
 Underweighted=1 (WAZ <−2)0.053(0.23)0.063(0.24)−0.009−0.0320.0140.432
 n820830
 Weight-for-height z score (WHZ)0.511(1.13)0.508(1.18)0.003−0.1080.1140.961
 n820830
 Wasted=1 (WHZ <−2)0.027(0.16)0.024(0.15)0.003−0.0130.0180.725
 n823831
 Body Mass Index (BMI) z score0.428(1.14)0.419(1.17)0.009−0.1030.1210.876
 n823831
 Overweight or obese=1 (BMI >2)0.050(0.22)0.078(0.27)−0.028**−0.0520.0050.018
Panel 2: endline labour and income
 n776767
 Mother works0.506(0.50)0.449(0.50)0.058*0.0080.1080.023
 n696692
 Father works0.955(0.21)0.952(0.21)0.003−0.0190.0250.780
 n741749
 Total household monthly per-capita income (Bs)1321.890(3256.54)1484.841(3646.67)−162.951−514.108188.2060.363
Panel 3: programme participationn = 788n = 783
 Programme participation=10.732(0.44)0.061(0.24)0.671***0.6360.7060.000
 Caregiver knows about the home visit programme0.754(0.43)0.097(0.30)0.657***0.6200.6930.000
  • Note. ***, ** and * indicate statistical significance at the 1, 5 and 10 per cent levels, respectively.