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Table 3 OOPE of the first prenatal clinic visit (for government-free and private health facilities)

From: How costly is the first prenatal clinic visit? Analysis of out-of-pocket expenditure in rural Sri Lanka - a country with free maternal health care

Cost Category The cost incurred using only government free health care (USD) The cost incurred in using private health care (USD) OOPE of the total sample
n
(% of the sample)
Mean (SD) Median (IQR) n
(% of the sample)
Mean (SD) Median (IQR) n
(% of the sample)
Mean (SD) Median (IQR)
Direct Medical OOPE Cost for consultation 289 (20.8%) 16.41 (17.10) 14.74 (11.34–17.01) 289 (20.8%) 16.41 (17.10) 14.74 (11.34–17.01)
Cost for medicine/micronutrient supplements 189 (13.6%) 2.82 (6.17) 0.85 (0.57–2.55) 198 (14.3%) 12.27 (11.16) 9.07 (3.97–17.01) 387 (27.8%) 7.72 (10.22) 2.83 (0.62–11.34)
Direct non-medical OOPE Cost for travelling 521 (37.5%) 1.58 (2.80) 0.85 (0.57–1.70) 172 (12.4%) 4.05 (5.84) 1.90 (1.13–4.40) 693 (49.9%) 2.19 (3.93) 1.13 (0.57–1.7)
Food and refreshment 440 (31.7%) 1.27 (1.30) 1.13 (0.57–1.56) 154 (11.1%) 2.45 (2.86) 1.70 (1.13–2.83) 594 (42.8%) 1.58 (1.90) 1.13 (0.57–1.70)
Cost for accompanying person 204 (14.7%) 1.22 (1.47) 0.85 (0.57–1.13) 58 (4.2%) 2.44 (2.41) 1.70 (1.13–2.83) 262 (18.9%) 1.49 (1.79) 0.85 (0.57–1.70)
Other costs 156 (11.2%) 2.94 (4.71) 0.71 (0.57–3.72) 32 (2.3%) 8.73 (12.16) 2.83 (0.88–12.76) 188 (13.5%) 3.93 (6.90) 0.85 (0.57–5.66)
Total (OOPE) 1100 (79.2%) 3.49
(6.53)
1.70
(0.85–3.54)
289 (20.8%) 29.99
(24.09)
24.38
(17.31–34.58)
1389 (100%) 8.12 (16.47) 2.95 (1.13–16.02)