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Table 1 Direct cost of CNCDs of individuals who sought care in MWK

From: The economic burden of chronic non-communicable diseases in rural Malawi: an observational study

  Mean Median Inter-quartile range Direct medical cost as % of direct cost of illness
Total CNCD sample (n = 298) 854.82 150 (500, 0) 75.0 %
Chronic pain conditions (n = 89) 464.83 200 (400, 0) 79.0 %
Chronic respiratory conditions (n = 56) 530.89 50 (600, 0) 72.5 %
Chronic cardiovascular conditions (n = 60) 1617.83 150 (810, 0) 60.6 %
Chronic sense organ conditions (n = 32) 410.31 150 (500, 15) 82.5 %
Chronic neuropsychiatric conditions (n = 25) 1677.60 450 (1000, 100) 73.8 %
Chronic digestive conditions (n = 29) 416.38 150 (300, 0) 80.5 %