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Table 3 Median out-of-pocket expenditure for seeking care for under-five children in 2009 and 2012

From: Out-of-pocket expenditure for seeking health care for sick children younger than 5 years of age in Bangladesh: findings from cross-sectional surveys, 2009 and 2012

  20091 20121
  Median USD (n)2 IQR2 Median USD (n)2 IQR2
Total cost 0.82 (3009) (0.39–1.49) 1.22 (2318) (0.63–2.36)
Direct costs 0.68 (2916) (0.34–1.21) 0.93 (2274) (0.50–1.68)
 Consultation fees 0.48 (925) (0.19–0.72) 0.42 (997) (0.34–0.84)
 Medicine 0.58 (2822) (0.29–1.00) 0.72 (2184) (0.39–1.26)
 Diagnostic 0.19 (182) (0.13–0.48) 0.67 (87) (0.25–1.68)
 Hospital admission 0.14 (25) (0.10–0.38) 0.42 (51) (0.21–1.68)
Indirect costs 0.24 (1682) (0.11–0.53) 0.50 (1297) (0.25–1.18)
 Transport 0.21 (1626) (0.10–0.48) 0.50 (1273) (0.25–1.01)
 Accommodation 1.26 (30) (0.19–2.88) 2.58 (33) (1.26–5.05)
 Food 0.19 (225) (0.14–0.48) 0.42 (232) (0.25–0.84)
  1. 1Adjusted for inflation
  2. 2Median (IQR interquartile range) expenditure is expressed in US dollars (USD) per child/visit