Table 4

Meta-regression analysis: the effect of cash transfer programmes on child nutrition outcomes, by selected covariates

HAZWAZStuntingWastingAnimal-source foodsDiet diversity
StudyStudy sample size000000
Year of data collection00.01***−0.03
Total years of study00.01−0.78*−0.70−0.22−0.22
Published study0.010.07−1.92−0.853.840.42
Transfer sizeReal transfer amount, US$0.00*000.02−0.050
Transfer, % of income00.00*0.10−***
Log (real transfer)0.04*−0.01−0.741.60*−6.320.05
Programme characteristicsConditional programme0.01−0.13***−0.880.45−6.21
Health services access−0.02−0.12**−0.65−0.62−3.290.69
Behaviour change communication−0.01−0.04−2.080.64−3.610.53
Participant characteristicsMother’s age0.02**
Child’s age000.01−0.09−0.19
% of sample urban0.060.026.12−6.5617.72
Baseline stunting rate0.35−5.586.44140.28***
Latin America−0.04−0.10*−0.892.43−9.96*−0.28
WDI GDP0−0.00*0000
  • Sample sizes under 10 are indicated by a –. Insignificant coefficients between ±0.005 are indicated by 0. *** indicates regression coefficients significant at the 1% level; ** is for 5% and * at the 10%. Illness variables excluded due to small sample size. N for each meta-regression is shown in online supplemental appendix 4.

  • GDP, gross domestic product; HAZ, height-for-age z-score; WAZ, weight-for-age z-score; WDI, World Development Indicators.