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Table 3 Comparison of the direct and indirect costs related to local and imported malaria cases in the study areas

From: Economic cost analysis of malaria case management at the household level during the malaria elimination phase in The People’s Republic of China

  Local cases Imported cases p-value
  Mean SD Mean SD
Direct costs      
 Drugs 227.70 65.23 1012.12 29.87 <0.05
 Examinations 59.21 19.75 865.16 30.39 <0.05
 Treatment 43.45 12.81 562.58 14.57 <0.05
 Other 12.67 4.79 172.71 9.36 0.615
 Subtotal direct costs 372.87 90.22 2254.96 68.07 <0.05
Indirect costs      
 Nutritional supplements 182.65 19.44 277.99 34.48 <0.05
 Transportation 43.97 9.10 126.24 18.88 <0.05
 Accommodation 95.60 18.59 383.63 38.20 <0.05
 Absence of work 352.42 56.26 1233.82 142.97 <0.05
 Other 26.60 11.16 35.70 18.46 0.917
 Subtotal indirect costs 701.24 82.79 2057.38 207.46 <0.05
Total costs 1087.58 152.15 4271.93 780.13 <0.05