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Table 4 Results for bivariate relationships between each IV and the DV

From: Priority setting towards achieving under-five mortality target in Africa in context of sustainable development goals: an ordinary least squares (OLS) analysis

Dependent Variable = U5MR.
Ind. Variable
Total Fertility 19.06*** 18.21***             
(3.29) (3.02)             
Adolescent Fertility   0.57***
0.53***
           
  (0.10)
(0.09)
           
Female Literacy    −0.83***
-0.76***
          
   (0.21)
(0.20)
          
Adult Literacy     −0.97*** 
-0.87***
         
    (0.25)
(0.24)
         
Rural Percent      0.54
0.49
        
     (0.34)
(0.32)
        
Income per Capita       −13.64*
-12.10*
       
      (5.33)
(5.07)
       
Female Employment        0.35
0.49 .
      
       (0.30)
(0.28)
      
Poverty Level         1.03**
0.91**
     
        (0.32)
(0.31)
     
Gov. Expenditure          −3.41*
-2.68*
    
         (1.33)
(1.32)
    
Total Expenditure           −77.64.
-74.34 .
   
          (40.82)
(38.16)
   
Personal Expenditure            3.96*
2.85 .
  
           (1.50)
(1.59)
  
Water             −1.09**
-1.02**
 
            (0.31) (0.29)  
Sanitation              −23.40**
-19.23*
             (8.26)
(8.18)
BP 30.69** 24.11* 29.20* 28.43* 35.13* 32.51* 40.44** 29.77* 28.99* 35.59* 25.92 . 32.61* 28.69*
(10.52) (10.80) (12.25) (12.46) (13.73) (13.29) (13.79) (12.97) (13.92) (13.48) (14.77) (12.37) (13.62)
R 2 0.45
0.52
0.46
0.52
0.28
0.37
0.27
0.35
0.06
0.19
0.14
0.25
0.03
0.20
0.20
0.30
0.14
0.22
0.08
0.22
0.15
0.21
0 .23
0.36
0.16
0.25
  1. Notes: Standard errors are reported in parenthesis
  2. Entries in the table are standardised regression coefficients
  3. Results with regression with dummy variables are presented in italics
  4. Number of observations = 43
  5. . p < 0.1
  6. *p < 0.05
  7. **p < 0.01
  8. ***p < 0.001
  9. R-square values are set in boldface