Data for “Sustainable Programme Incorporating Nutrition & Games: a multi-country-randomised controlled trial” – SPRING Baseline Pakistan codebook

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Anonymised datasets from two cluster-randomised controlled trials of child growth and development in India and Pakistan. The datasets cover outcomes for 12,674 and 12,383 infants;  and 12,467 and 13,139 mothers (India and Pakistan respectively) at baseline and endline evaluations. Mothers gave informed consent to participate in a pragmatic, cluster-randomised trial in 24 health sub centre catchment areas in Rewari District, Haryana, India 2015-2017 and 20 union councils (clusters) in Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan 2014-2016. The datasets contains variables on intervention allocation and cluster code, socio-demographic information, feeding, growth, development, adherence outcomes, parent-child behaviours and details of the environment and social structures of the households.

SPRING baseline pakistan codebook

This data dictionary contains a record of the full list of variables in the STATA database "SPRING_baseline_pakistan.dta"

variable name definition values label comments
masked_childid unique ID for each child (random, anonymised) integer 1-8325    
sex gender of child 0 female  
1 male
spring spring intervention arm 0 control  
1 intervention
sectorcode randomisation unit (geographical area) integer 1-20    
vis_monthyr year and month of date of visit string YYYY.MM (Y-year, M-month) available for children in anthropometry survey
dob_monthyr year and month of birth of child string YYYY.MM (Y-year, M-month)
anth_age age of child in months at time of anthropometry survey integer  
hasanth is = to 1 if child has full anthropometry data 1 has anthro
. no anthro
stunted child is <2 z-scores below average height-for-age 0 not stunted
1 stunted
underweight child is <2 z-scores below average weight-for-age 0 not underweight
1 underweight
wasted child is <2 z-scores below average weight-for-height (length) 0 not wasted
1 wasted
_zlen length for age z-score number (2dp)  
_zwei weight for age z-score number (2dp)  
_zwfl weight for height/length z-score number (2dp)  
noeduc mother no education 0 some education
1 no education
educ_levels_orig mother's education level completed 0 no education
1 primary
2 secondary
3 college
4 university+
facdeliv is = 1 if child delivered in a facility 0 not facility
1 facility delivery
feed_agem age of child in months at time of earlier feeding survey integer    
hasfeed is = to 1 if child has feeding data (ANY) 1 has feeding  
. no feeding
missfeed0_5 is missing some feeding data (exclusive or initiation of breastfeeding) 1 missing data  
. has data
initiated breastfeeding initiated within first hour for this child? 0 no  
1 yes
exclbf child exclusively breastfed yesterday? 0 no  
1 yes
solidsemibf child had solid or semisolid food yesterday? 0 no  
1 yes