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Table 3 Estimates of national costs of skin cancer (2014/15 ZAR, $US)

From: Modelling the healthcare costs of skin cancer in South Africa

  Melanoma BCC and SCC Total
Mean costs per suspected case ZAR 3566 $605 ZAR 2154 $366 -
Mean costs per diagnosed case ZAR 4197 $712 ZAR 2767 $470 -
<1 mm ZAR 2931 $497
>1 mm ZAR 7149 $1213
Incidence per 100,000a 4.77 54.6 59.4
  million million million
Total costs ZAR 10.80 $1.8 ZAR 81.60 $13.8 ZAR 92.40 $15.7
By racial group    
 Blacks ZAR 2.09 $0.4 ZAR 5.76 $1.0 ZAR 7.84 $1.3
 Asians/indians ZAR 0.05 $0.0 ZAR 0.38 $0.1 ZAR 0.44 $0.1
 Coloureds ZAR 1.04 $0.2 ZAR 8.66 $1.5 ZAR 9.69 $1.6
 Whites ZAR 3.67 $0.6 ZAR 26.82 $4.6 ZAR 30.49 $5.2
 Unknown race ZAR 3.96 $0.7 ZAR 40.06 $6.8 ZAR 44.02 $7.5
By Gender    
 Men ZAR 6.10 $1.0 ZAR 54.71 $9.3 ZAR 60.81 $10.3
 Women ZAR 4.70 $0.8 ZAR 26.96 $4.6 ZAR 31.67 $5.4
  1. SCC squamous cell carcinoma, BCC basal cell carcinoma, ZAR South African Rand
  2. aNorval 2014 [1] - Adjusted by 1.04 for under-reporting as per Singh 2015 [8]