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Table 2 Median total expenditures and total capacity to pay by type of delivery and experience of catastrophic expenses, city of Lubumbashi, DRC, 2015 (Mann-Whitney test with Bonferroni correction)

From: Incidence of catastrophic expenditures linked to obstetric and neonatal care at 92 facilities in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2015

Type of delivery Non-catastrophic expenses Catastrophic expenses p
Total (n) Median in US$ (minimum-maximum) Total (n) Median in US$ (minimum-maximum)
Total expenditures for obstetric and neonatal care
 Uncomplicated vaginal 906 34 (10–220) 95 38 (10–163) 0.043
 Complicated vaginal 356 43 (12–396) 73 42 (12–272) 0.69
 Caesarean 104 323 (82–966) 93 388 (108–924) 0.005
Total 1366 38 (10–966) 261 54 (10–924) < 0.001*
Total household capacity to pay
 Uncomplicated vaginal 906 104 (20–2462) 95 65 (20–222) 0.03
 Complicated vaginal 356 122 (19–3009) 73 54 (20–199) 0.04
 Caesarean 104 569 (112–3201) 93 392 (55–1297) 0.031
Total 1366 114 (19–3201) 261 123 (20–1297) 0.015*
  1. *Kruskal-Wallis