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Table 6 Expenditure on medicines by Asset index (US$)

From: Access to medicines and out of pocket payments for primary care: Evidence from family medicine users in rural Tajikistan

  Poorest 40% Middle 40% Richest 20%
  Mean US$ Median US$ Mean US$ Median US$ Mean US$ Median US$
How much money did you spend on these medicines? a 7.7 3.9 9.4 5.6 13.4 6.6
How much money did you spend traveling to obtain these medicines? b 1.0 0.7 1.5 0.3 1.1 0
How much money did you give to the Family Doctor? c 1.7 1.0 1.4 0.7 1.2 0.66
Did you give any non-monetary gifts to the Family Doctor? What was the approximate value of the gift? d 0.3 - 0.6 - 0.2 0
  1. a Kruskal Wallis Test = 18.412 p = ..000; b Kruskal Wallis Test = 4.910 p = .086; c Kruskal Wallis Test = 4.302 p = .116; d Kruskal Wallis Test = 9.635 p = .008