Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Impact of a cash-for-work programme on food consumption and nutrition among women and children facing food insecurity in rural Bangladesh

CGN Mascie-Taylor, MK Marks, R Goto & R Islam

Volume 88, Number 11, November 2010, 854-860

Table 1. Baseline demographic characteristics of households participating in a cash-for-work programme and control households, Bangladesh, 2007

Characteristic Households
P
In programme (n = 895) Control (n = 921)
Age of adult female family member in years, mean 25.0 25.0 0.966
Age of child in months, mean 30.2 29.4 0.295
Households with a male child, % 50.9 50.4 0.632
Households with a female head, % 8.5 5.1 0.004
Illiteracy of main earner, % 85.6 77.2 < 0.001
Usual occupation of main earner
   Day labourer, % 82.1 86.8 0.005
   Other, % 17.9 13.2
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