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Table 3 Variables to be tested

From: Protocol for the economic evaluation of the diarrhea alleviation through zinc and oral rehydration salt therapy at scale through private and public providers in rural Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India

Conceptual framework category Parameter Description
Demographic characteristics Household size Continuous variable (min = 2 people, max = 23 people in Gujarat and 32 in Uttar Pradesh)
Child sex Male =0, female =1
  Child age Continuous variable (min =2 months, max =59 months)
Characteristics of the social structure Mother’s education No or primary education =0, primary education or above =1, secondary education or above =2, tertiary education or above =3
Father’s education No or primary education =0, primary education or above =1, secondary education or above =2, tertiary education or above =3
Scheduled caste Not a scheduled caste =0, scheduled caste =1
Scheduled tribe Not a scheduled tribe =0, scheduled tribe =1
Other backwards caste Not another backwards caste =0, other backwards caste =1
Caregiver knowledge Knowledge about ORS No knowledge =0, knowledge =1
Knowledge about zinc No knowledge =0, knowledge =1
Enabling factors DAZT program Initial survey, final survey
Below poverty line card No BPL card =0, BPL card =1
Very poor Any other wealth quintile =0, second wealth quintile =1
Poor Any other wealth quintile =0, third wealth quintile =1
Less poor Any other wealth quintile =0, fourth wealth quintile =1
Least poor Any other wealth quintile =0, fifth wealth quintile =1
Need factors Duration of diarrhea Continuous variable (min = 0 days, max = 15 days in Gujarat and 32 in Uttar Pradesh)
Blood in the stool No blood in the stool =0, Blood in the stool =1
Treatment seeking Seek treatment outside of the home No treatment sought outside of the home =0, treatment sought =1
Treatment given Given ORS No ORS =0, given ORS =1
Given zinc No zinc =0, given zinc =1