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Table 3 Estimated total costs of TB care during a TB episode faced by patients, study population (n = 777)

From: Economic burden of tuberculosis in Tanzania: a national survey of costs faced by tuberculosis-affected households

Cost category (777 TB patients) Mean (SD)
(US Dollars)
Median (IQR)
(US Dollars)
Pre-diagnosis
 Medical 10.3 (15.9) 7.2 (7.2–7.2)
 Non-medical 4.2 (6.8) 3.0 (3.0–3.0)
 Indirect costs 8.9 (44.6) 3.1 (1.6–5.6)
Post-diagnosis
 Medical 29.3 (144.4) 0.0 (0.0–4.2)
Non-medical
 Travel 30.1 (37.1) 19.8 (9.2–39.1)
 Accommodation 0.7 (3.3) 0.0 (0.0–0.0)
 Food 13.8 (36.5) 5.0 (0.0–14.3)
 Nutrition supplement 85.8 (91.7) 72.8 (0.0–121.4)
 Indirect costs 79.7 (635.8) 16.8 (6.3–38.2)
Overall
 Medical 39.7 (145.3) 7.2 (7.2–23.2)
 Non-medical 134.6 (120.6) 107.7 (66.5–175.0)
 Indirect costs 88.6 (640.9) 20.4 (9.2–46.0)
Total cost, all patients 262.9 (764.3) 154.9 (96.7–257.6)
Total cost for DS-TB patients 252.0 (765.0) 150.6 (95.2–247.8)
Total cost for MDR-TB patients 592.5 (676.1) 312.0 (212.2–604.9)
  1. Abbreviations: DS-TB Drug-susceptible TB, MDR-TB Multi-drug resistant TB, SD Standard Deviation, IQR Interquartile range