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Table 1 Summary statistics of background characteristics, by country

From: Examination of performance of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale Short Form 10 among African youth in poor, rural households

  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Zimbabwe Zambia Tanzania Malawi Kenya
Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean
Panel A: All youth
 Male (%) 0.51 0.53 0.49 0.51 0.59
 Age (years) 15.29 14.89 19.29 15.34 18.80
 Chronically ill (3+ months in past year) (%) 0.04 0.01 0.07 0.06
 Enrolled in school or completed secondary (%) 0.68 0.76 0.28 0.67 0.63
 Monthly per capita expenditure (local currency) 24.92 42.34 0.081 36,855 2503
N 918 1982 1189 2098 651
Age range (years) 13–19 13–17 14–28 13–19 15–25
Panel B: Youth aged 18 and younger
 Male (%) 0.50 0.53 0.54 0.51 0.57
 Age (years) 15.06 14.89 15.75 15.12 16.54
 Chronically ill (3+ months in past year) (%) 0.04 0.01 0.07 0.04
 Orphan (both parents) (%) 0.43 0.64 0.45 0.75
 Missing orphan status (%) 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.02
 Enrolled in school (%) 0.68 0.77 0.45 0.68 0.77
 Monthly per capita expenditure (local currency) 24.68 42.34 0.131 36,789 2402
N 869 1982 611 1979 341
Age range (years) 13–18 13–17 14–18 13–18 15–18
  1. Samples are taken from baseline surveys of cash transfer evaluations and include youth from poor and vulnerable rural households, with the exception of Kenya for which measures were collected at endline and include only the control group. 1 In Tanzania, a wealth index was used in place of monthly per capita expenditure, constructed via principle component analysis including household assets, dwelling characteristics. In Tanzania, chronic illness and orphan status were not collected