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Table 2 Household costs for treatment of hospitalized dengue cases reported by 12,312 households in 2009–2010 baseline survey

From: Household costs of dengue illness: secondary outcomes from a randomised controlled trial of dengue prevention in Guerrero state, Mexico

  Reported expenditure by household (USD) Work or school days lost
Where treated No. cases spending anything Reported expenditure per case (USD) No. cases with any days lost Reported days lost per case
   Meana SD Total   Meanb SD Total
IMSS 70 84 132.4 5889 70 14.6 8.0 1022
SSA 50 94 114.6 4700 52 15.0 9.3 780
ISSSTE 15 69 77.2 1035 16 17.3 9.3 277
SEDENA 10 28 46.5 280 10 9.6 8.6 96
Private hospital 55 392c 692.6 90,860 55 16.8 9.6 924
Total 200 514   102,802 203 15.4   3099
  1. IMSS Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social; SSA Secretaría de Salud; ISSSTE Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado; SEDENA Secretaría de Defensa Nacional;
  2. SD standard deviation
  3. aKruskal-Wallis H 52.7, df 5, p < 0.000001 for difference between groups
  4. bKruskal-Wallis H 8.5, df 5, p = 0.13 for difference between groups
  5. cThis includes the costs of consultation, medicines and transport as reported by respondents, but excludes other costs associated with private hospitalization such as investigations, special procedures, and bed-day charges.