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Table 3 Variation of selected costs items over time [in US $]

From: Household costs of illness during different phases of tuberculosis treatment in Central Asia: a patient survey in Tajikistan

Cost item Before start of treatment Intensive phase Continuation phase
  Mean SD§ Mean SD§ Mean SD§
Drug costs 21.3 39.9 51.7 74.7 34.3 56.1
Costs of diagnostic and lab tests 7.8 16.2 7.4 8.7 2.5 3.9
Costs of medical fees 15.2 60.8 9.2 15.8 4.8 14.4
Transportation 71.2 139 8.2 12.9 20.4 26.4
Special foods 31.4 68.7 67.5 173 14.5 66.3
  1. §SD = Standard deviation.