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Table 2 Household cost per malaria case among children under the five (2018 US$)

From: The economic burden of malaria on households and the health system in a high transmission district of Mozambique

 Uncomplicated malaria care-seeking costs (n = 2519) including outpatient consultations (n = 1224)Severe malaria care-seeking costs (n = 10)
MeanSDMedianIQRMeanSDMedianIQR
Traditional healer (including transportation)0.141.530.000.00–0.000.000.000.000.00–0.00
CHW costs0.014.270.000.00–0.000.000.000.000.00–0.00
Travel costs to/from the health facility0.721.320.000.00–0.940.951.240.410.00–1.38
Direct costs at the health facility0.030.160.000.00–0.022.982.531.851.21–5.50
Treatment costs after health facility visit0.020.110.000.00–0.000.752.220.080.00–0.09
Subtotal: direct costs of care-seeking0.924.480.010.00–1.054.684.362.901.99–6.31
Value of time lost in main economic activity for the primary caregiver7.2317.170.330.00–5.9061.2331.4559.3747.17–71.60
Total costs8.1518.221.630.00–7.7965.9132.0564.9049.76–80.96
  1. Data from active case detection (ACD) surveillance system
  2. The value of the direct costs of care-seeking is calculated as the summation of the costs related to the traditional healer, CHW, travel to/from the health facility and treatments after a health facility visit
  3. CHW community health worker, IQR interquartile-range, SD standard deviation