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Table 1 Costs (USD) per participant in the LEVA diet weight loss intervention trial

From: Cost-utility analysis of a randomized controlled weight loss trial among lactating overweight/obese women

Type of costs Intervention group Control group Intervention vs. control
Start of intervention, 1 h 50 min dietitian 61.0 0 61.0
1 home visit, time and travel 74.4 0 74.4
Telephone costs, time and telephone fee 23.0 0 23.0
Participants’ travel expenses 108.9 93.3 15.6
Equipment 78.1 0 78.1
Costs of physical exercise interventiona 141.1 141.1 0
Sum of direct costs 486.5 234.4 252.1
Overhead, administration and local costs, 20% 97.3 46.9 50.4
Sum of total costs per participant 583.8 281.3 302.5
  1. aIncluding the same kind of costs and the same running time as in the diet intervention, but performed by a physiotherapeut.