Table 3

Drug costs (in €) by BMI groups

Weighted means

N = 14, 592

Mean pharmaceutical costs/week

Mean pharmaceutical costs/year


Mean

95% CIa

Mean

95% CIa


Very underweight

7.54

[3.04-16.87]

392

[158-877]

Underweight

4.54

[3.49-5.82]

236

[181-303]

Normal weight

3.27

[3.03-3.54]

170

[158-184]

Overweight

3.31

[2.75-3.95]

172

[143-205]

Obese

4.06

[2.98-5.60]

211

[155-291]


Total

3.47

[3.22-3.76]

181

[167-195]


aConfidence intervals (CIs) were estimated based on 5, 000 bootstrap replications.

Wenig et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:340   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-340

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