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Table 3 Characteristics and hospitalization costs of malaria inpatients (USD)

From: Economic burden of malaria inpatients during National Malaria Elimination Programme: estimation of hospitalization cost and its inter-province variation

Characteristics Inpatients (n) Percentage (%) Median of hospitalization cost (USD) Median of daily cost (USD)
Age
 <30 101 23.8 898 150
 30–39 117 27.5 977 153
 40–49 140 32.9 915 136
 >50 67 15.8 885 121
Gender
 Male 409 96.2 936 144
 Female 16 3.8 741 127
Provincea,b
 Henan 270 63.5 1195 166
 Hainan 62 14.6 462 87
 Guangxi 93 21.9 480 72
Hospital levela
 Secondary hospital 28 6.6 332 101
 Tertiary hospital 397 93.4 956 145
Clinic departmentsa,b
 Infectious unit 248 58.4 1188 160
 Internal department 129 30.4 424 79
 Other department 48 11.3 1409 168
Length of staya 193
 <5 89 20.9 426 25
 5–7 137 32.2 898 150
 8–10 104 24.5 977 153
 >10 95 22.4 915 136
  1. aComparisons of sum hospitalization cost among subgroups tested through Kruskal–Wallis H test, p < 0.05
  2. bComparisons of daily cost among subgroups tested through Kruskal–Wallis H test, p < 0.05