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Table 3 Household costs of seeking and undergoing care in present program

From: Costs of screening children for hearing disorders and delivery of hearing aids in China

Visit Beijing   Nanning   Guigang  
  N Mean costs N Mean costs N Mean costs
First visit       
   Registration fees, drugs, tests, hearing aids etc 50 0 67 0 50 0
   Family food and lodging costs 50 54 67 44 50 7
   Family transport costs 50 54 67 32 50 22
   Family income lost because of seeking care 50 29 67 14 50 14
   Total costs   137   91   43
Second visit       
   Registration fees, drugs, tests, hearing aids etc 31 0 43 0 50 0
   Food and lodging costs 31 42 43 5 50 7
   Transport costs 31 47 43 22 50 22
   Family income lost because of seeking care 31 40 43 11 50 14
   Total costs   128   38   42
Third visit       
   Registration fees, drugs, tests, hearing aids etc 18 0 2 0 17 0
   Food and lodging costs 18 17 2 0 17 2
   Transport costs 18 37 2 3 17 13
   Family income lost because of seeking care 18 39 2 10 17 15
   Total costs 93 13 30    
Total costs of all visits* 451 154 145    
  1. * Calculated as (A+C/number of children fitted), with A and C referring to cost categories in Table 2.
  2. ** Calculated as (B1+B2+B3), with B1, B2 and B3 referring to cost categories in Table 2.