Table 5

Sensitivity of saving costs (US$) per subject to different compliance levels of screening initiated at different ages
Different strategies Reference Initiation age of 25 Reference Initiation age of 40 Reference Initiation age of 60
80% 60% 80% 60% 80% 60%
Screening with diet intervention 6808.10 5057.48 3084.12 3964.56 2885.25 1726.41 2017.03 1095.13 449.56
Screening with exercise intervention 6868.67 5075.73 3091.46 3974.36 2893.45 1716.15 2079.19 1069.45 498.66
Screening with duo-intervention 6861.49 5032.46 3066.46 3903.28 2811.16 1765.19 2071.69 1054.01 489.85
Screening alone 1129.79 820.10 650.75 454.03 369.84 245.84 394.39 174.39 57.75

Data are saving costs (US$) per subject who received prevention strategies when the compliance level of screening were dropped to 80% and 60% respectively. The prevention strategies were still cost-saving at every initiation ages, though the declining level of compliance with screening had a great impact on that reduction of savings for all prevention strategies.

Liu et al.

Liu et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:729   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-729

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