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Table 3 One-factor confirmatory factor analyses of global network SES index items

From: Development of the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research’s socioeconomic status index for use in the network’s sites in low and lower middle-income countries

Item All sites Central America Asia Africa
Guatemala India (Belagavi) India (Nagpur) Pakistan Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya Zambia
Factor loadings
 Housing conditions
  Finished floor material 0.82 0.73 0.48 0.77 0.85 0.57 0.76 0.77
  Flush toilet 0.79 0.69 0.62 0.25 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.88
  LPG/electricity for cooking fuel 0.85 0.71 0.67 0.74 0.89   0.86 0.86
  Improved source of drinking water 0.67 0.46 0.09 0.28 0.18 0.26 0.26 0.46
  More than one room in home 0.61
 Household assets
  Electricity 0.99 0.88 0.63 0.55 0.79 0.76 0.92 0.96
  Television 0.95 0.81 0.80 0.77 0.92 0.97 0.92 0.90
  Refrigerator 0.85 0.77 0.82 0.88 0.92   0.90 0.96
  Smart phone 0.64 0.58 0.73 0.75 0.59 0.59 0.69 0.42
  Car 0.55 0.57 0.47 0.57 0.22 0.73 0.73 0.54
  Motorbike 0.67 0.45 0.70 0.76 0.35 0.94 0.53 0.31
  Bicycle 0.60
 Model fit indices
  CFI 0.99 0.94 0.95 0.96 0.96 0.97 0.98 0.99
  TLI 0.99 0.92 0.94 0.95 0.94 0.97 0.98 0.98
  RMSEA 0.05 0.07 0.05 0.05 0.09 0.02 0.04 0.06
  1. The items for refrigerator and LPG/electricity for fuel were excluded for the DRC site
  2. CFI comparative fit index, TLI Tucker-Lewis index, and RMSEA root mean square error of approximation