Table 4

Average cost per person with diabetes (Int$) in 2005

GROUP 1

GROUP 2

GROUP 3

Summary of direct Cost of Diabetes

Cost per diabetes patient (Int$)

Cost per diabetes patient (Int$)

Cost per diabetes patient (Int$)


(1). Total annual cost of insulin

309.7

403.9

687.4

(2). Total annual cost of syringes

56.5

40.5

69.0

(3). Total annual cost of reagent strips

81.4

58.4

99.3

(4). Total annual cost of glucose meters

1.0

0.7

1.2

(5). Total cost of oral drugs

13.2

23.6

44.1

(6). Total cost of OPD consultations

159.8

147.0

20.0

(7). Total cost of hospitalization

124.1

141.0

23.3

(8). Total cost diabetes related test all people

84.6

90.1

188.1

(9). Monetary cost borne by households

45.7

70.9

88.3

Total Direct Cost

876.0

976.1

1,220.6

Summary of Indirect Cost of Diabetes

(10). Cost of permanent disability

9,297.2

3,342.1

813.5

(11). Cost of temporary disability

111.9

40.2

9.8

(12). Cost of premature deaths among the productive

1,024.7

368.3

89.7

(13). Productivity loss for care givers

121.8

43.8

10.7

Grand total indirect cost =

10,555.6

3,794.5

923.6

GRAND TOTAL COST

11,431.6

4,770.6

2,144.3


Note: These averages were obtained by dividing the itemized total costs in Tables 2 by 974000, 536000 and 5510000 diabetes cases in group 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

Kirigia et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:6   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-6

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