Table 5

Median and mean costs to travel for medicine, by year
Expenditure on medicine
2005 2007 2008 2011
N with prescription 539 1372 1273 526
% with reported costsa 60.3 65.8 58.5 53.2
Mean US$(2011) 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4
Mean US$(2011) 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.5
(95% CI) (1.0 – 1.7) (1.3 – 1.9) (1.1 – 1.6) (1.2 – 1.8)

ª % is the proportion of patients who reported travel costs to obtain medicine.

Kruskall-Wallis test of differences in median costs across years : χ2=12.179(3df), P=0.007.

Schwarz et al.

Schwarz et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:103   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-103

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