TABLE 9

Academic Studies and Productivity of 264 KMC and Control Re-enrolled Participants ≤1800 g

VariableKMC (n = 139)Control (n = 125)DifferenceP
Years of preschool2.52 ± 1.072.05 ± 1.040.47 ± 0.14.00
School absenteeism0.07 ± 0.260.17 ± 0.37−0.09 ± 0.04.01
Years of school11.31 ± 1.3411.50 ± 1.61−0.19 ± 0.18.15
School quality, mathematics score48.22 ± 4.7248.38 ± 4.26−0.16 ± 0.65.40
Standardized mathematics score−0.17 ± 0.990.17 ± 1.02−0.35 ± 0.14.01
Standardized language score−0.12 ± 0.890.13 ± 0.85−0.26 ± 0.13.02
Wage per hour4.77 ± 6.653.13 ± 2.291.65 ± 0.78.02
  • Data are presented as mean ± SD. School absenteeism is a dummy variable that takes value 1 if the individual has temporarily dropped out of primary or secondary school. School quality is the school average in the nationally standardized test score in mathematics. Wage per hour is given in thousand Colombian pesos; 1000 pesos is equivalent to US$ 0.40.