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Table 4 Balanced characteristics for Treated and Untreated groups after Kernel matching by type of provider

From: How much can Mexican healthcare providers learn about breastfeeding through a semi-virtual training? A propensity score matching analysis

  Primary Physicians Registered Nurses Nurse Technicians
T UT SMD T UT SMD T UT SMD
Age 39.38 39.38 0.00 37.94 37.72 0.02 39.47 39.61 −0.01
State
 Chihuahua 0.15 0.15 0.01 0.22 0.22 0.00 0.21 0.21 −0.01
 Oaxaca 0.38 0.36 0.05 0.30 0.29 0.02 0.39 0.38 0.02
 Veracruz 0.46 0.49 −0.05 0.48 0.49 −0.03 0.41 0.41 −0.01
Institution
 IMSS-PROSPERA 0.69 0.70 −0.03 0.87 0.87 −0.02 0.54 0.53 0.02
 State health clinics 0.31 0.30 0.03 0.13 0.13 0.02 0.46 0.47 −0.02
Sex
 Male 0.51 0.50 0.01 0.09 0.12 −0.07 0.11 0.11 0.00
 Female 0.49 0.50 −0.01 0.91 0.88 0.07 0.89 0.89 0.00
Stratum
 Rural 0.32 0.34 −0.04 0.23 0.26 −0.05 0.38 0.39 −0.01
 Urban 0.68 0.66 0.04 0.77 0.74 0.05 0.62 0.61 0.01
 N 48 132   85 253   76 144  
  1. Note: T Standardized Mean/Share of Treated; UT Standardized Mean/Share of Untreated; SMD Standardized Means Difference