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Table 4 Estimated costs of medical care for hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia

From: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a middle-income country and estimated cost of a treatment strategy

  Unit cost (SCR) Number done each year (n) Cost per year (SCR) Prevalence in population aged 25–64 (%) Cost in population per year (SCR million) Cost per capita and per year (US$)
Medical consultations 42 4 168 42.7 3.3 8.24
Blood tests for all persons with hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol       
Glucose 30 1 30 42.7 0.6 1.47
Creatinine 30 1 30 42.7 0.6 1.47
Sodium 30 1 30 42.7 0.6 1.47
Potassium 30 1 30 42.7 0.6 1.47
Total cholesterol 30 1 30 42.7 0.6 1.47
HDL-cholesterol 50 1 50 42.7 1.0 2.45
Triglycerides 30 1 30 42.7 0.6 1.47
Subtotal     42.7 6.2 11.3
Additional blood tests for all persons with diabetes       
Glucose 30 3 90 9.3 0.4 0.96
HbA1c 100 2 200 9.3 0.9 2.14
Subtotal      1.2 3.1
All blood tests      7.5 14.4
All blood tests and consultations      10.8 22.6
  1. SCR: Seychelles rupees