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Table 1 MCA variables and weights associated with quality of ANC

From: An assessment of the effect of user fee policy reform on facility-based deliveries in rural Zambia

Variable Categories Weights
Skilled assistance Attended by skilled worker during visit 0.171
Not attended by skilled worker during visit −2.897
Weight Weighed during pregnancy 0.346
Not Weighed during pregnancy −3.238
Height Height measured during pregnancy 1.555
Height not measured during pregnancy −0.535
Blood pressure Blood pressure checked during pregnancy 0.634
Blood pressure not checked during pregnancy −2.864
Urine sample Urine sample taken during pregnancy 2.363
Urine sample not taken during pregnancy −0.601
Blood sample Blood sample taken during pregnancy 1.218
Blood sample not taken during pregnancy −1.792
Complications Told about complications during pregnancy 0.516
Not told about complications during pregnancy −1.514
Iron tablets Given or bought iron tablets during pregnancy 0.079
Not given or bought iron tablets during pregnancy −1.105
Prophylaxis Took fansidar as prophylaxis for malaria prevention in pregnancy 0.209
Did not take fansidar as prophylaxis for malaria prevention in pregnancy −1.829
  1. Composite index variables, categories and weights from the first MCA dimension with iterative adjustment based on the ‘mca’ command in STATA 12. These are adjusted for the principal inertias, and the first dimension explained 64% of total inertia