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Table 3 Economic burden of leprosy for migrant and resident patients

From: Evaluation of the economic burden of leprosy among migrant and resident patients in Guangdong Province, China

  Migrant (N = 87)
median (IQR)
Resident (N = 167)
median (IQR)
Total
median (IQR)
t P value
Expenses before diagnosis
 Hospital visits (N) 3 (1–6) 3 (1–6) 3 (1–6) 1.268 0.206
 Average cost for each visit ($) 41.3 (15–105.2) 45.1 (18–150.3) 45.1(15–120.2) 0.558 0.577
 Time lost for each visit (days) 3 (1–8) 3 (1–10) 3 (1–10) 0.897 0.371
 Total expenses before diagnosis per year ($) 131.6 (39.2–450.9) 152.4 (30.7–770.9) 151.7 (35.6–677.4) 1.341 0.147
General expenses after diagnosis
 Cost for diagnosis ($) 75.2 (13.5–150.3) 75.2 (25.6–180.4) 71.2 (15–180.4) 0.458 0.648
 Visits to receive drugs (n) 20 (8.5–29) 15 (8–27) 17 (8–27.5) 0.253 0.801
 Average cost for each visit ($) 9 (3.8–30.1) 15 (6.8–30.1) 13.5 (4.5–30.1) 0.357 0.721
 Time lost for each visit (days) 13.5 (7–17.5) 12 (6–17) 12.5 (6.5–17.5) 0.273 0.785
 Total ordinary expenses after diagnosis per year ($) 300.6 (158.4–868.5) 309.7 (103.2–1016.7) 356.2 (180.4–876.6) 0.119 0.905
Extra expenses after diagnosis
 Extra expenses per year ($) 69.5 (11–178.4) 91.9 (32.6–303.1) 87.5 (26.9–266.7) 1.160 0.247
 Total expense after diagnosis per year ($) 471.0 (209.7–1229.2) 562.9 (255.7–1295.8) 515.4 (238.3–1275.9) 1.054 0.293
 Ratio of expense to income 0.15 (0.04–0.50) 0.38 (0.13–1.45) 0.31 (0.09–1.02) 0.702 0.483