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Table 3 Variables included in the mixed-effects estimation model

From: Shocks in food availability and intra-household resources allocation: evidence on children nutrition outcomes in Ethiopia

Variables (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Mean SD n Min Max
Household size 7.550 1.873 1.873 2 16
Number of meals that were shared over the past 7 days 0.527 1.809 1.809 0 21
How many rooms 1.834 1.074 1.074 0 9
Age of a child in months 36.76 14.41 14.41 4.107 60
Number of sisters 3.417 1.974 1.974 1 14
Breastfeeding duration in months 7.102 11.21 11.21 0 48
Region 2.326 1.330 1.330 N/A N/A
Mother’s education linked to a child 0.404 0.664 0.664 N/A N/A
Mother’s hours spent on collecting firewood 0.692 1.334 1.334 0 14
Mother’s hours spent in agric activity in the last 7 days? 24.90 22.86 22.86 0 96
HH distance in (km) to nearest major road 16.71 22.03 22.03 0 240.9
Plot distance in (km) to HH 1.619 6.911 6.911 0 80.20
1 if medical aid, 0 otherwise 0.186 0.389 0.389 0 1
Yes if credit over the past 12 months, 0 otherwise 0.284 0.451 0.451 0 1
Ecological zone 5.269 1.750 1.750 N/A N/A
Male dummy, one if male, 0 otherwise 0.616 0.486 0.486 0 1
1 if spouse live together, 0 otherwise 0.922 0.268 0.268 0 1
No. of days mother’s work PSNP linked to kids 0.936 8.187 8.187 0 180
Aggregate environmental shock index linked to individuals 0.366 0.482 0.482 0 1
Length/height-for-age z-score − 1.553 1.882 1.882 − 6 5.300
Weight-for-age z-score − 1.172 1.267 1.267 − 5.400 3.040
Weight-for-length/height z-score − 0.414 1.353 1.353 − 4.730 4.730
  1. Source: Author’s own summary estimation from LSMS dataset in Ethiopia, 2017; N/A is for not applicable
  2. PSNP stands for Productive Safety Net Program