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Table 2 Sector-Level Characteristics, by treatment group

From: A cluster-randomized, placebo-controlled, maternal vitamin a or beta-carotene supplementation trial in bangladesh: design and methods

Presence in Sector Placebo
N = 198
Vitamin A
N = 198
β-Carotene
N = 200
  n % n n n %
Market Structures       
   Permanent market ** 15 7.6 40 40 28 14.1
   Regular (weekly) market 15 7.6 19 19 10 5.1
   Rice Mill * 112 56.6 134 134 107 54.0
Education       
   Primary School 83 41.9 93 93 95 48.0
   High School * 15 7.6 33 33 30 15.2
Health Services       
   Private Doctor (MBBS) 2 1.0 6 6 6 3.0
   Family Welfare Clinic * 6 3.0 16 16 7 3.5
   Medicine Shop 39 19.7 57 57 50 25.2
   Village Doctor 89 45.0 94 94 107 54.0
Infrastructure       
   Year Round Finished Road 62 31.3 48 48 53 26.8
   Electricity 99 50.0 103 103 94 47.5
  1. * Significant differences between treatment groups, p-value <0.05
  2. ** Significant differences between treatment groups, p-value <0.01