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Table 7 Propensity score matching and covariate balancing test

From: Effect of market production on rural household food consumption: evidence from Uganda

Variable Sample Mean %reduction t-test
Treated Control (bias) p > t
Age of household head Unmatched 42.181 42.716   0.536
Matched 42.181 43.176 −86.0 0.265
Education of household head Unmatched 5.8353 5.3711   0.045
Matched 5.8353 5.8175 96.2 0.939
Education of spouse Unmatched 4.7819 4.9258   0.585
Matched 4.7819 4.9637 −26.3 0.461
Education of spouse Squared Unmatched 35.339 44.195   0.010
matched 35.339 38.282 66.8 0.322
Number of persons in the household Unmatched 6.6473 5.7421   0.000
Matched 6.6473 6.3797 70.4 0.131
Land owned (Acres) Unmatched 5.441 3.5855   0.000
Matched 5.441 6.0145 69.1 0.157
Land owned squared Unmatched 62.405 38.951   0.017
Matched 62.405 73.819 51.3 0.284
Distance from home to the road (km) Unmatched 2.4801 1.4003   0.106
Matched 2.4801 2.1682 71.1 0.711
Distance to the road squared Unmatched 216.71 25.13   0.309
Matched 216.71 99.163 38.6 0.584
Access to extension services Unmatched 2.0162 1.4991   0.000
Matched 2.0162 2.2026 64.0 0.162
Married = 1;otherwise = 0 Unmatched .86311 .72542   0.000
Matched .86311 .83449 79.2 0.241
Main occupation; farming =1; otherwise =0 Unmatched .94896 .89796   0.003
Matched .94896 .95437 89.4 0.711
No secondary occupation =1; otherwise =0 Unmatched .49652 .55288   0.081
Matched .49652 .52359 52.0 0.427
Member in farmer group =1; otherwise =0 Unmatched .65661 .43414   0.000
Matched .65661 .68987 85.1 0.298
Member of saving & credit group =1; otherwise =0 Unmatched .78422 .83673   0.037
Matched .78422 .7966 76.4 0.656