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Table 1 Average household cost of cholera treatment, BDT (US$ * )

From: Cost of illness for cholera in a high risk urban area in Bangladesh: an analysis from household perspective

Costs Parameters Average cost Standard deviation Proportion of total cost
Direct Medical Diagnostic 9.6 (0.1) 75.7 (1) 9
Medicine 148.7 (2) 246 (3.)
Registration fee 26.1 (0.3) 130.6 (1.7)
Paramedics home visit fee 2.8 (-) 21.5 (0.3)
Bed/ Cabin charge 16.9 (0.2) 130.7 (1.7)
Direct Non-Medical Transportation cost 140 (1.9) 122 (1.6) 15.6
food items 63(0.8) 85 (1.1)
Informal payment 0.7 (-) 9 (0.1)
Caregivers payment 0.1 (-) 1 (-)
Materials (mug/glass/coil etc.) 10.6(0.1) 17 (0.2)
Lodging 28 (0.4) 101 (1.3)
Caregivers expenditure 113.2 (1.5) 172 (2.3)
Total direct cost   559.5 (7.4) 641.7 (8.5) 24.6
In-direct Patients income loss 811 (11) 4,301 (57)  
Caregivers income loss 908 (12.2) 3,701 (49)  
Total indirect cost 1,719 (23) 5,656 (75.4) 75.4
Total cost of illness of household 2,278.5 (30.4) 5,668 (75.6) 100
  1. *1 US dollar (US$) = 75 Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) in mid 2011.