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Table 2 Assets selected for the Mokken scale and Loevinger’s H coefficients, ranked by prevalence of ownership

From: Development of an international scale of socio-economic position based on household assets

Asset Hj coeff N % Rank
Electricity 0.68 6907 98.9 1
Television 0.73 6678 95.6 2
Cell phone 0.44 6627 94.9 3
Refrigerator 0.70 5619 80.4 4
Indoor bath 0.71 5616 80.4 5
Indoor tap 0.69 5478 78.4 6
Flush toilet 0.72 4682 67.0 7
Washing machine 0.76 4466 63.9 8
Car 0.61 3128 44.8 9
Fixed phone 0.74 3109 44.5 10
Overall (H) 0.70    
  1. The number (N) and percentage of respondents who owned each of the assets are shown. Overall number of respondents = 6986