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Table 2 Means (standard deviations) of nursing home quality ratings and independent samples t-test on the matched data with 68 % interval matching (nrural = nurban = 1,538)

From: Propensity score interval matching: using bootstrap confidence intervals for accommodating estimation errors of propensity scores

Nursing Home Quality Rating Geographical Location t p
Rural Urban
Overall rating 3.06(1.30) 3.12(1.31) −1.188 .235
Health inspections rating 2.90(1.26) 2.91(1.31) −0.126 .899
Nurse staffing rating 2.98(1.22) 3.01(1.21) −0.740 .459
Quality measures rating 3.14(1.23) 3.30(1.20) −3.535 < .001