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Table 1 Comparison of healthcare costs between wellness day participants and employees who did not participate

From: Clustering of risk factors for non-communicable disease and healthcare expenditure in employees with private health insurance presenting for health risk appraisal: a cross-sectional study

  Participated in wellness day Did not participate in wellness day P-value
  (n = 2867) (n = 46789)  
GP Visits (number in past 12 months) 2.86; 2.92-3.07 2.96; 3.07-3.11 >0.05
Hospital Admissions (number in past 12 months) 0.2; 0.53-0.56 0.31; 0.79-0.80 <0.0001
Chronic Medication (cost in ZAR) 466; 4 132–4 345 1 313; 4 579–4 819 <0.0001
GP Visits (cost in ZAR) 571; 736 - 774 644; 909 - 921 <0.0001
Hospital Admissions (cost in ZAR) 2 773;12 633–13 284 6 104;27 476–27 830 <0.0001
Total healthcare expenditure (cost in ZAR) 7 277;16 357 – 17 200 12 341; 33 305–33 735 <0.0001
  1. (Mean; 95% CI).
  2. Legend: ZAR – South African Rands.