Data for “Sustainable Programme Incorporating Nutrition & Games: a multi-country-randomised controlled trial” – SPRING DD Baseline India data 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.

01_SPRING_Baseline_India data codebook

The 01_SPRING_Baseline_India dataset contains the following variables.

variable name definition values label
masked_womanid unique ID for each woman (random, anonymised) integer 1-7586  
child_sex gender of child 0 female
1 male
trial_arm spring intervention arm 0 control
1 intervention
masked_clustenum randomisation unit (geographical area) integer 1-24  
monthyear_datevisit year and month of date of visit. Available for children in anthropometry survey string YYYY.MM
(Y-year, M-month)
monthyear_childdob year and month of birth of child string YYYY.MM
(Y-year, M-month)
agem_anth age of child in months at time of anthropometry survey integer  
has_anthro 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
lit_educ_ind 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
agem_feed age of child in months at time of earlier feeding survey integer  
has_feed is = to 1 if child has feeding data (ANY) 1 has feeding
. no feeding
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