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Table 6 Out-of-pocket expenditures (in taka a ) per visit for seeking non-domiciliary treatment for HT, COPD and co-morbidity by area

From: Consequences of hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, healthcare-seeking behaviors of patients, and responses of the health system: a population-based cross-sectional study in Bangladesh

Type of illness and sex of the patients Dhaka (Urban) Matlab (Rural)
  Overall % of overall mean Overall % of overall mean
  N mean Treatmentb Travel N mean Treatmentb Travel
Any illness 463 1749 96.8 3.2 686 371 92.2 7.8
HT 202 1385 94.4 5.6 132 525 83.8 16.2
COPD 153 3275 98.3 1.7 377 342 96.2 3.8
Co-morbidity 108 269 94.4 5.6 177 319 93.4 6.6
Sex of the patients         
Male 239 1054 95.6 4.4 432 367 94.0 6.0
Female 224 2491 97.4 2.6 254 378 89.1 10.8
  1. N = number of visits, aTaka 78 = US$1, btreatment cost includes consultation fee and costs of diagnostic test and medicines.