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Table 6 Results of generalized estimating equation regressions of health outcomes on intensity for health posts and health centres

From: Can a quality improvement project impact maternal and child health outcomes at scale in northern Ghana?

  Early ANC Skilled delivery Underweight infants Under-five mortality
β (95% CI) β (95% CI) β (95% CI) β (95% CI)
Health posts     
 Wave 2b vs. 2a 0.0038 (−0.0486 to 0.0563) −0.0150 (−0.1248 to 0.0948) −0.0185 (−0.0443 to 0.0074) NA
 Intensity −0.0048 (−0.0106 to 0.0010) 0.0066 (−0.0035 to 0.0167) −0.0092*** (−0.0115 to −0.0068) NA
 Constant 0.2356*** (0.1892 to 0.2821) 0.1942*** (0.1103 to 0.2780) −0.0320** (−0.0515 to −0.0124) NA
 N 4902 3923 4154 NA
Health centres     
 Wave 2b vs. 2a −0.0047 (−0.0522 to 0.0428) −0.0047 (−0.1196 to 0.1102) −0.0244* (−0.0435 to −0.0053)  
 Intensity 0.0017 (−0.0026 to 0.0061) 0.0089* (0.0008 to 0.0169) −0.0088*** (−0.0105 to −0.0071)  
 Constant 0.2671*** (0.2317 to 0.3025) 0.3055*** (0.2298 to 0.3812) –0.0032 (–0.0175 to 0.0110)  
 N 6888 6259 5272  
  1. All models control for project officer, government vs. catholic facility, insurance status, profession of QI team leader, and number of QI team members
  2. ANC antenatal care
  3. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.001