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Table 2 Median costsa of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis health care in 65 of 220 health facilities, Burundi 2014

From: Capacity gaps in health facilities for case management of intestinal schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Burundi

  Public and confessional hospital Private hospital Public and confessional HC Private HC
  (IQR) (IQR) (IQR) (IQR)
People ≥5 years of age
 Consultation ticket ≥5 years 0.32(0.32–1.03) 6.47 0.06(0.03–0.19) 0.32(0.06–0.32)
 Laboratory test for the diagnosis (direct smear) 1.13(0.65–1.13) 1.94 0.26(0.19–0.32) 0.32(0.26–0.32)
 Praziquantel tablets
 Albendazole tablets 0.08(0.05–0.26) 0.10 0.08(0.03–0.19) 0.19(0.19–0.32)
Pregnant women and children < 5 years of ageb
 Consultation ticket 0.00 6.47 0.00 0.32(0.06–0.32)
 Laboratory test for the diagnosis (direct smear) 0.00 1.94 0.00 0.32(0.26–0.32)
 Praziquantel tablets
 Albendazole tablets 0.00 0.10 0.00 0.19(0.19–0.32)
Total costs for schistosomiasis 1.45 8.41 0.32 0.64
Total costs for STH 1.53 8.51 0.40 0.83
  1. IQR Interquartile range, HC Health centre, STH Soil-transmitted helminthiasis, − Not applicable
  2. aCosts are in USD; 1 USD = 1546.6800 BIF (Burundian Franc) on the 2nd of July, 2014
  3. bPregnant women and children less than 5 years of age do not pay for health care in public and confessional HF