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Table 3 Non-medical direct costs and total patient costs (values in USD)

From: Direct non-medical costs double the total direct costs to patients undergoing cataract surgery in Zamfara state, Northern Nigeria: a case series

Variables N Total direct costs Direct medical costs Direct non-medical costs
    Amount Amount Total
   Median Range Median Range Median Range %
Sex         
Male 38 56.0 24.3 - 180.9 25.3 22.8 - 41.7 27.3 0 - 156.5 49
Female 66 46.7 21.2 - 141.4 24.3 21.2 - 36.8 22.4 0 - 114.3 48
Age group         
Less than 65 66 47.3 21.2 - 180.9 24.3 21.2 - 41.7 22.4 0 - 156.5 47
65 or older 38 62.2 24.3 - 152.3 25.3 22.8 - 41.4 33.1 0 - 115.5 53
Marital status         
Married 79 49.2 21.2 - 180.9 24.3 21.2 - 41.7 24.8 0 - 156.5 51
Not married 25 54.2 24.3 - 126.8 25.3 24.3 - 30.6 29.8 0 - 89.4 55
Distance         
Near 60 40.1 21.2 - 114.4 24.3 21.2 - 41.7 9.9 0 - 91.3 25
Far 44 84.1 27.5 - 180.9 25.7 22.2 - 36.8 58.4 3.1 - 156.5 69
Socioeconomic status         
0-1 assets 36 42.7 21.2 - 126.8 24.3 21.2 - 27.5 18.3 0 - 99.4 43
2 or more assets 68 56.0 24.3 - 180.9 25.7 22.2 - 41.7 29.2 0 - 156.5 52
Household status         
Household head 36 52.3 24.7 - 180.9 25.9 22.8 - 41.7 26.1 0 - 156.5 50
Other 68 48.0 21.2 - 141.4 24.3 21.2 - 36.8 23.3 0 - 114.3 49
ALL 104 51.2 21.2 - 180.9 24.3 21.2 - 41.7 25.2 0 - 156.5 49
  1. Distance = Distance from place of residence to hospital.