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Table 2 Parameters and ranges for analysis

From: Programmes for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV infection transmission have made progress in Yunnan Province, China, from 2006 to 2015: a cost effective and cost-benefit evaluation

Variable Base low high source
Mother-to-Child transmission rate (%)
 Pre-PMTCT era 34.80 20.00 45.00 surveillance data; [1]
Pro-PMTCT era
 2006 8.78 surveillance data
 2007 11.36 surveillance data
 2008 6.73 surveillance data
 2009 8.62 surveillance data
 2010 6.49 surveillance data
 2011 4.47 surveillance data
 2012 4.36 surveillance data
 2013 4.19 surveillance data
 2014 3.16 surveillance data
 2015 3.13 surveillance data
Total number of HIV-infected pregnant women in the particular years
 2006 923    surveillance data
 2007 1043    surveillance data
 2008 1236    surveillance data
 2009 1702    surveillance data
 2010 1723    surveillance data
 2011 1867    surveillance data
 2012 1940    surveillance data
 2013 1904    surveillance data
 2014 2045    surveillance data
 2015 2011    surveillance data
 2006–2015 16,394    surveillance data
Health Utility
 General population 1.00  
 Patient with HIV 0.74 [24]
 Average life expantancy (Yunnan Province, 2015) 70.50 [26]
 Cost(2016,US$)     [27]
 ART per person per year 2947.94  
 Regular follow-up and testing per person per year 94.46  
 Uptoward effect treatment per person per year 287.74  
 Opportunistic infection per person per year 231.30  
 Total direct cost per year per person 3561.44  
 Coefficient for direct cost of infant:adult 1.75:1    
 Total direct cost per year per infant 6232.51  
 Life expentancy of newborn of HIV with treatment 28.79 14.23 69.40 [25, 39, 40]
 Coefficient for unemployment rate of HIV positive:general 5:1    [30,31,32]
 Average unemployment rate in China 4.10%    [33]
 GDP per capita in 2015 ($US) 4222.66 [36]
 Annual rate of growth of GDP per capita 8.50% 6.50% 12.10% [36, 38]
 Discount rate 3.00% 0.00% 5.00% [22, 23]